DETROIT, Michigan – Detroit City Football Club will host Michigan Stars FC at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck in the second round of the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Date and time for the fixture will be released at a later date.
The U.S. Soccer Open Cup Committee released the field of the 107th edition of the United States’ National Championship in January with the first round set to kick off on March 22.
Detroit City FC has made four appearances in the Open Cup – all coming as an amateur side – most recently in 2018. Le Rouge moved out of the first round in each of its past two appearances before falling to FC Cincinnati in 2018 (FC Cincinnati competed in the USL C in 2018) and to Louisville City in 2016. DCFC was announced as part of both the 2020 and 2021 tournaments that did not take place.
Any Open Cup matches played at Keyworth Stadium will not be included with all season ticket purchases. Tickets for the Open Cup will go on sale February 21. Season ticket packages begin at $150 for adults. Visit tickets.detcityfc.com to view all season ticket options.
Earlier this month the Open Cup Committee announced the return of the U.S. Open Cup after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a revised format.
The format revision increased the number of matches between Division I Major League Soccer teams and those from lower divisions across multiple rounds of the competition. The Open Cup Committee also determined that all eligible professional Division II and Division III sides will enter in the Second Round, while teams from the Open Division will begin in the First Round.
Matches from the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup return to ESPN+ in 2022. The broadcast schedule will be announced at a later date.
About the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
Heading into its 107th edition, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup – U.S. Soccer’s National Championship – is the only high-profile competition in American team sports where amateur sides can face professionals in meaningful competition. The history-filled tournament, conducted on a single-game, knockout basis and open to all professional and amateur teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer, crowned a champion annually from 1914 until 2019, with a hiatus for the last two years due to the pandemic.
In 1999, the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the United States and the world’s third-longest continuously running open soccer tournament was renamed to honor United States soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.
The 2022 U.S. Open Cup winner will earn $300,000 in prize money, a berth in the 2023 Concacaf Champions League and have its name engraved on the Dewar Challenge Trophy – one of the oldest nationally-contested trophies in American team sports – now on permanent display at the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco, Texas. The runner-up will earn $100,000, while the team that advances the furthest from each lower division will take home a $25,000 cash prize.
Atlanta United FC is the defending Open Cup champion, having earned the club’s first tournament title thanks to a 2-1 victory against Minnesota United FC on Aug. 27, 2019, in front of an Open Cup Final record 35,709 fans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.