CHICAGO – Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic across the world, U.S. Soccer’s Open Cup Committee has temporarily suspended the 2020 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Tulsa Athletic was scheduled to play host to Fort Worth Vaqueros in the first round set for March 24.
“The health and safety of players, coaches, staff and fans is our main priority,” said U.S. Open Cup Commissioner Paul Marstaller. “Given the unique nature of the competition, which encompasses clubs from multiple leagues that have suspended their seasons, we are taking the action and will look to determine future dates to allow the 2020 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup to be played.”
The decisions comes as participating professional leagues Major League Soccer, USL Championship, USL League One and National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) have suspended their regular season schedules. The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) has also partially suspended league play until April 4.
The first three rounds of the 2020 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup were scheduled for March 24-25, April 7-9 and April 21-23.