DETROIT, Michigan – Detroit City Football Club will host Gold Star FC at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck, Michigan in the second round of the 2023 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The 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 108th edition of the United States’ National Championship in February with the first round set to kick off on March 21.
Detroit City FC has made five appearances in the Open Cup – with all but one coming as an amateur side – and most recently appeared in 2022, their first time as a professional side. DCFC was announced as part of both the 2020 and 2021 tournaments that did not take place due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
In last year’s US Open Cup, Detroit City FC began play by defeating the Michigan Stars by a score of 3-0 at Keyworth Stadium in the second round. Following this, Le Rouge was drawn against the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer at Keyworth Stadium. Detroit City FC found themselves down early in the match but controlled most of the play. This would be rewarded in the second half thanks to a Maxi Rodriguez brace which saw them into the Round of 32, a banner night for the club.
Le Rouge would lose in the Round of 32 to USL Championship Eastern Conference foes Louisville City FC after losing in penalties as the score was tied 1-1 after 120 minutes of play.
Tickets for the US Open Cup matchup will be announced and on-sale at a later date. Any Open Cup matches played at Keyworth Stadium will not be included with all season ticket purchases.
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.
About the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
Now in its 108th edition, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup – U.S. Soccer’s National Championship – has crowned a champion since 1914 in every year except 2020 and 2021. The history-filled tournament is conducted on a single-game-knockout basis and open to all professional and amateur teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. In 1999, the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the United States was renamed to honor American soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.
The 2023 U.S. Open Cup winner will earn $300,000 in prize money, a berth in the 2024 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.
Orlando City SC are defending Open Cup champions, having earned the club’s first tournament title thanks to a 3-0 victory against second-division (USL Championship) side Sacramento Republic FC on September 7, 2022 in a Final played before a capacity crowd at Orlando’s Exploria Stadium.
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