Frisco, Texas — U.S. Soccer’s Open Cup Committee has temporarily suspended the 2020 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, per a release. The suspension is due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic across the world.
“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 this action and will look to determine future dates to allow the 2020 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup to be played.”
The Open Cup's suspension is just one of many of its kind around the globe and across multiple leagues, including Major League Soccer.
FC Dallas has won the U.S. Open Cup on two occasions — in 1997 as the Dallas Burn, and in 2016. The most recent team that raised the Open Cup had also won the MLS Supporters' Shield in the same year.
Los Toros' recent Open Cup performances has seen the team bow out of the tournament in the Round of 16 for the past two seasons — most recently, last year against USL's New Mexico United.
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.