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UPDATE

Charlotte FC have been drawn against Greenville Triumph SC of USL League One in the 3rd round of the U.S. Open Cup. Date and time of match is TBD but will take place between April 19th and April 21st.

U.S. Open Cup

It’s U.S. Open Cup season, after a two-year hiatus America’s oldest and longest-running soccer tournament is back. The competition known for upsets was first held way back in 1913 when it was known as the National Challenge Cup.

Unlike any other competition in the American soccer pyramid, this is the only tournament where at least 80 professional, semi-pro, and amateur teams alike all compete for the same trophy.

This is an opportunity for fans to watch their teams play against opponents they normally wouldn’t. It’s also a chance for clubs to win a trophy outside of their respective leagues.

Charlotte FC’s Participation

Charlotte FC is participating and its first-ever U.S. Open Cup this year. The Club with will be introduced in the 3rd round and will learn who their opponent is after the draw on Friday, April 8th at 12 pm ET.

In the 3rd round, Charlotte is guaranteed to play a lower division team and will be on the road. The final pots for the draw will be determined late tonight after all 2nd round matches are finished.

The Open Cup draw heavily relies on regionally-based matchups so keep an eye on teams like NC Fusion U-23s or the South Georgia Tormenta FC to be potential 3rd round opponents for the Crown.

CLTFC would play their first Open Cup match between April 19th and 21st.

How to Watch Draw

Date: April 8th, 2021

Time: 12 pm ET

Where: Live Streamed through U.S Open Cup Twitter and U.S. Soccer Youtube

The following MLS teams will enter in the 4th round with the rest entering in the 3rd (excluding Canadian teams are ineligible):

Colorado Rapids

Nashville SC

New England Revolution

New York City FC

Philadelphia Union

Portland Timbers

Seattle Sounders

Sporting Kansas City

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