Updated: Mar 4
CLEVELAND, OH - Cleveland’s semi-professional men’s soccer club, Cleveland Soccer Club (National Premier Soccer League), will host Chicago FC United (USL League Two) for the first round of the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 7:15 p.m. EST, at George Finnie Stadium, located in Berea, Ohio.
The Cleveland Soccer Club was started in 2018 after then owner, Samuel Seibert was approached by a group of former players that wanted to see competitive soccer represented in the Cleveland/Metro area. The Cleveland Soccer Club consists of the best soccer talent that Northeast Ohio has to offer, both current and former college players.
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open is the only major American team sports competition where amatuer teams have the opportunity to compete against professional clubs and players. The competition’s first round includes 32 Open Division teams competing to make it to the second round to face professional club’s in the 107th edition of the U.S. Soccer’s National Championship.
March 22-23..........First Round (Open Division Teams)
April 5-7...............Second Round (Division II and III teams enter)
April 19-21............Third Round (17 lower-seeded Division I teams enter)
May 10-1...............Round of 32 (Eight higher-seeded Division I teams enter)
be May 24-25.............Round of 16
September............Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final
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.
Tickets to see the Cleveland Soccer Club take on the Chicago FC United on March 22, 2022, can be purchased via the Cleveland Soccer Club’s website at https:// www.clevelandsoccerclub.com/event-details/u-s-open-cup-cleveland-sc-v-chicago-fc- united
About the Cleveland Soccer Club
Started in 2018, the Cleveland Soccer Club (SC) is a Semi-Professional, Men’s soccer team that competes in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). The team is composed of some of the best soccer talent that Northeast Ohio has to offer. The team roster consists of both current and former college players that are looking to continue their competitive careers.
About the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
In its 107th 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.
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