On Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced it's Second-Round pairings for the 2020 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Along with twenty-four other USL Championship clubs, Charleston Battery enter the competition in the Second Round.
Charleston Battery are set to host South Georgia Tormenta FC of USL League One on Wednesday, April 8th at Patriots Point. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM EST. Ticket information will be released at a later date.
The U.S. Open Cup is the oldest domestic soccer tournament in the United States. With its inception in 1914, the single-game, knockout style tournament is open to all amateur and professional clubs registered through U.S. Soccer. Heading into its 107th year, the Open Cup is the world's third-longest continuously running open soccer tournament.
Charleston advanced to the Fourth Round of the 2019 competition picking up wins against Greenville SC of USL League One and then USL Championship side, Nashville SC. Charleston was eliminated in the Fourth Round by eventual cup winners, Atlanta United, in Kennesaw, Georgia.
The First Round of the tournament will take place on March 24th and 25th with the Second Round kicking off on April 7th. You can catch all of the U.S. Open Cup action on ESPN+. For the latest news, scores, and updates, visit https://thecup.us/
First Round: March 24-25
Second Round: April 7-9
Third Round: April 21-23
Round of 32: May 19-20
Round of 16: June 10 or June 23-24
Quarterfinals: June 23-24 or July 14-15
Semifinals: July 14-15 or August 11-12
Finals: August 11-12 or September 22-24