U.S. Soccer sets Sept. 13 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final
Toyota Stadium set to host championship match as Dallas side looks for
first trophy since 1997
FC Dallas will host the New England Revolution in the Lamar Hunt
U.S. Open Cup final on Sept. 13, at 9 p.m. The game will be broadcast
nationally on ESPN2 and Univision Deportes Network.
The winner will earn a $250,000 bonus for players and a berth in
the 2017-18 CONCACAF Champions League, as well as the club’s name
permanently engraved on the Dewar Challenge Trophy at U.S. Soccer
House in Chicago. The runner-up will earn $60,000.
Dating back to 1914, the 102-year-old Open Cup is the oldest cup
competition in U.S. soccer and among the oldest in the world. Open to
all affiliated amateur and professional teams in the U.S, the
single-elimination tournament begins each year with 91 professional
and amateur teams (MLS, NASL, USL, PDL, NPSL, USASA, and U.S. Club
Soccer). As the top tier of professional soccer in the United States,
MLS clubs have an automatic bye until the fourth round of the
The Sept. 13 final is a re-match of the 2007 Open Cup final when
FC Dallas hosted New England on Oct. 3. New England won that title,
3-2. Dallas also lost the 2005 final to L.A.