The 2022 U.S. Open Cup started on March 2022, which is the 107th edition of the tournament. Here, you will know the preview, the full schedule, and how to watch the tournament.
U.S. Soccer announced the final rules for the 2022 tournament on December 22, 2021. The rules were very different from previous tournaments in two important ways.
First, all professional Division II and Division III teams eligible to play will be in the Second Round field. Second, teams from Major League Soccer will come in at different times.
Seventeen MLS teams will join the tournament in the Third Round.
The four teams in the 2022 CONCACAF Champions League and the following two best teams in the Eastern and Western Conference. They will join in the Round of 32.
Defending Champion: Atlanta United FC won the last tournament.
U.S. Open Cup 2022 Schedule:
The tournament started on March 23 with the first round and will end on September 14 with the Open Cup Final.
Here is the full schedule of the tournament:
- 1st Round: March 22-23 (Draw: Feb. 2)
- 2nd Round: April 5-7 (Draw: Feb. 11)
- 3rd Round: April 19-21 (Draw: April 8)
- Round of 32: May 10-11 (Draw: April 22)
- Round of 16: May 24-25 (Draw: May 12)
- Quarterfinals: June 21-29 (Draw: May 12)
- Semifinals: July 26-27 (Host draw: June 23)
- Open Cup Final: Sept. 6, 7, 13, or 14 (Host draw: June 23)
How to Watch the 2022 U.S. Open Cup Online:
In the United States, you can live stream the U.S. Open Cup on ESPN+.
Only a few of the first-round games won’t be shown on ESPN+. Instead, these games will be posted on the YouTube channel of the United States Soccer Federation.
The remaining games will be shown on ESPN+, starting with the second round and going through the championship match.
The monthly subscription fee for the channel will cost you $6.99. So, buy the subscription and watch the entire event on your streaming device.
The U.S. Open Cup 2022 the best soccer players and teams around the USA. So, if you are a soccer fan, you should get a subscription to your desired channel and start watching the tournament with your friends.