2021 US Open Cup canceled, full 2022 USOC planned

The US Soccer Federation has announced that the 2021 US Open Cup will not take place in any form. There had been many suggestions as to a limited tournament for this year but instead, they have pumped the brakes on this year’s Cup and will go from 0-100 next year – with as many as a century of participants expected.

Some of the new participants will be guaranteed professional entrants from NISA and USL expansion, whereas amateur clubs face the usual two options – playoff positioning from NPSL and USL League 2, or qualifiers which will start as soon as September and go through November. From this pool of eventual winners, the eventual round 1 participants will be chosen on January 19th – with the matches to be played on March 22nd and 23rd. 

Stay tuned to our site for coverage as the amateur clubs progress through the rounds.