2018 U.S. Open Cup

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2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
CountryUnited States
Teams97
ChampionsHouston Dynamo
(1st title)
Runners-upPhiladelphia Union
Matches played96
Goals scored332 (3.46 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Mauro Manotas (6 goals)
2017
2019

The 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup was the 105th edition of the U.S. Open Cup, a knockout cup competition in American soccer. It is the oldest ongoing competition in the United States and was contested by 97 teams from leagues in the U.S. system.[1]

The 97 entrants included the 20 American clubs from Major League Soccer and 22 non-affiliated American clubs in the United Soccer League. The qualification tournament, held in 2017, determined the 13 teams from local amateur leagues. The 20 entrants from the Premier Development League and 19 of the 22 from the National Premier Soccer League were determined based on results achieved in those leagues in 2017. Cash prizes and travel reimbursement costs were also increased for the 2018 edition.[1] Sporting Kansas City was the defending champion but were not able to successfully defend the title, losing in the quarterfinals to Houston Dynamo.

The 2018 tournament initially excluded clubs from the North American Soccer League, which suspended operations for the year, but a decision by the Open Cup Committee in March 2018 allowed for the entry of NPSL teams Jacksonville Armada FC, Miami FC 2, and New York Cosmos B as part of an added play-in round, which brought the total number of NPSL teams participating in the tournament to 22.[2]

Qualification[edit]

Enter in Play-In Round
(Open Division)
Enter in First Round
(Open Division)
Enter in Second Round
(Second Division)
Enter in Fourth Round
(First Division)
NPSL/PDL
4 teams/2 teams
Local Qualifiers
13 teams
NPSL
18 teams
PDL
18 teams
USL
22 teams
MLS
20 teams
NPSL
PDL
  • $: Winner of $25,000 bonus for advancing the furthest in the competition from their respective divisions.
  • $$: Winner of $100,000 for being the runner-up in the competition.
  • $$$: Winner of $300,000 for winning the competition.

Brackets[edit]

  Play-In Round
May 6
First Round
May 8–9
Second Round
May 16
Third Round
May 22–23
                                     
NPSL Brooklyn Italians 3     NPSL Brooklyn Italians 0     USL North Carolina FC 3
NPSL New York Cosmos B 2     LQ Lansdowne Bhoys FC 2     LQ Lansdowne Bhoys FC 0     USL North Carolina FC 4
NPSL AFC Ann Arbor 0     USL Charlotte Independence 1   PDL Ocean City Nor'easters 1
PDL Ocean City Nor'easters 3     PDL Ocean City Nor'easters 3  
NPSL Erie Commodores FC 1(5)     NPSL Erie Commodores FC 1
LQ Rochester River Dogz 1(4)     USL Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC 2     USL Pittsburgh Riverhounds 1
NPSL Detroit City FC 1(5)     USL FC Cincinnati 4*   USL FC Cincinnati 3
PDL Michigan Bucks 1(4)     NPSL Detroit City FC 1  
PDL Reading United AC 1(5)     PDL Reading United AC 1(3)
LQ Christos FC 1(4)     USL Richmond Kickers 1(4)     USL Richmond Kickers 3
NPSL FC Motown 2     NPSL FC Motown 1   USL Penn FC 2
PDL New York Red Bulls U-23 1     USL Penn FC 3  
PDL  Myrtle Beach Mutiny 1     USL  Charleston Battery 1
PDL  South Georgia Tormenta FC 2     PDL  South Georgia Tormenta FC 0     USL  Charleston Battery 1
PDL  Seacoast United Phantoms 2(7) NPSL  Elm City Express 0
LQ  Kendall Wanderers 2(6)     PDL  Seacoast United Phantoms 0  
PDL  Western Mass Pioneers 1   NPSL  Elm City Express 2
NPSL  Elm City Express 2  
PDL Long Island Rough Riders 6*     USL Louisville City FC 5
NPSL Kingston Stockade FC 3     PDL Long Island Rough Riders 0     USL Louisville City FC 1
NPSL Duluth FC 4(3)     NPSL Duluth FC 0   USL Saint Louis FC 0
NPSL Dakota Fusion FC 4(0)     USL Saint Louis FC 2  
NPSL Jacksonville Armada FC 2     PDL SIMA Águilas 0     NPSL Jacksonville Armada FC 1
PDL The Villages SC 1     NPSL Jacksonville Armada FC 2     USL Tampa Bay Rowdies 0     NPSL Jacksonville Armada 0
PDL FC Miami City 1     NPSL Miami FC 2 4 NPSL  Miami United FC 2
NPSL Miami FC 2 3     LQ Red Force FC 0     NPSL Miami FC 2 1  
NPSL Miami United FC 5   NPSL Miami United FC 3
LQ FC Kendall 2  
PDL Charlotte Eagles 1     USL Nashville SC 2
NPSL Inter Nashville FC 6     NPSL Inter Nashville FC 0     USL Nashville SC 3
NPSL New Orleans Jesters 1(2)     PDL Mississippi Brilla 1   PDL Mississippi Brilla 1
PDL Mississippi Brilla 1(3)     USL Indy Eleven 0  
LQ NTX Rayados 2*     LQ NTX Rayados 5*
NPSL Fort Worth Vaqueros FC 1     USL Oklahoma City Energy FC 2     LQ NTX Rayados 3
NPSL FC Wichita 3     USL Tulsa Roughnecks FC 3   NPSL FC Wichita 2
PDL OKC Energy U23 1     NPSL FC Wichita 4  
NPSL Midland-Odessa Sockers FC 3     NPSL Midland-Odessa Sockers FC 0
PDL Lakeland Tropics 0     USL San Antonio FC 4     USL San Antonio FC 1(5)
LQ FC Denver 4     USL Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 3   USL Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 1(3)
LQ Azteca FC 2     LQ FC Denver 2  
NPSL FC Arizona 0     LQ Sporting Arizona FC 1(5)
LQ Sporting Arizona FC 1     USL Phoenix Rising FC 1(4)     LQ Sporting Arizona FC 1
NPSL Orange County FC 3     USL Fresno FC 2   USL Fresno FC 2*
LQ Santa Ana Winds FC 0     NPSL Orange County FC 0  
PDL FC Golden State Force 3     USL Orange County SC 2
LQ L.A. Wolves FC 1     PDL FC Golden State Force 4     PDL FC Golden State Force 2
PDL FC Tucson 2     USL Las Vegas Lights FC 4   USL Las Vegas Lights FC 1
LQ La Máquina FC 1     PDL FC Tucson 2  
PDL Portland Timbers U23s 5     USL Reno 1868 FC 7
NPSL Kitsap Soccer Club 0     PDL Portland Timbers U23s 3     USL Reno 1868 FC 0
NPSL CD Aguiluchos USA 0     USL Sacramento Republic FC 3   USL Sacramento Republic FC 1
PDL San Francisco City FC 4     PDL San Francisco City FC 1  

Host team listed first
Bold = winner
* = after extra time, ( ) = penalty shootout score

Fourth Round
June 5–6
Round of 16
June 15–20
Quarterfinals
July 18
Semifinals
August 8
Final
September 26
               
MLS Houston Dynamo 5
LQ NTX Rayados 0
MLS Houston Dynamo 1
MLS Minnesota United FC 0
USL FC Cincinnati 0(1)
MLS Minnesota United FC 0(3)
MLS Houston Dynamo 4
MLS Sporting Kansas City 2
MLS Real Salt Lake 0
MLS Sporting Kansas City 2
MLS Sporting Kansas City 3
MLS FC Dallas 2
USL San Antonio FC 0
MLS FC Dallas 1
MLS Houston Dynamo 3(7)
MLS Los Angeles FC 3(6)
MLS Los Angeles FC 2
USL Fresno FC 0
MLS Los Angeles FC 3
USL Sacramento Republic FC 2
USL Sacramento Republic FC 2*
MLS Seattle Sounders FC 1
MLS Los Angeles FC 3
MLS Portland Timbers 2
MLS Portland Timbers 2
MLS San Jose Earthquakes 0
MLS Portland Timbers 1
MLS LA Galaxy 0
MLS LA Galaxy 3
PDL FC Golden State Force 1
MLS Houston Dynamo 3
MLS Philadelphia Union 0
MLS Philadelphia Union 5
USL Richmond Kickers 0
MLS Philadelphia Union 2
MLS New York Red Bulls 1
MLS New York Red Bulls 4
MLS New York City FC 0
MLS Philadelphia Union 1
MLS Orlando City SC 0
MLS D.C. United 1(4)
USL North Carolina FC 1(3)
MLS D.C. United 1(2)
MLS Orlando City SC 1(4)
NPSL Miami United FC 0
MLS Orlando City SC 3
MLS Philadelphia Union 3
MLS Chicago Fire 0
MLS Atlanta United FC 3
USL Charleston Battery 0
MLS Atlanta United FC 0
MLS Chicago Fire 1
MLS Columbus Crew SC 2(9)
MLS Chicago Fire 2(10)
MLS Chicago Fire 4
USL Louisville City FC 0
USL Louisville City FC 3
MLS New England Revolution 2
USL Louisville City FC 2
USL Nashville SC 1
USL Nashville SC 2
MLS Colorado Rapids 0

Host team listed first.
Bold = winner
* = after extra time, ( ) = penalty shootout score


Match details[edit]

All times local to game site.

Play-in round[edit]

Draw announced April 4.[3]

First Round[edit]

Draw announced April 4.[3]

Second Round[edit]

Draw announced April 11.[4]

Third Round[edit]

Draw announced May 14.[5]

Fourth Round[edit]

Draw announced May 24.[6]

Round of 16[edit]

Draw announced June 7.[7]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Draw announced June 7.

Semi-finals[edit]

Draw announced July 23. [8][9]

Final[edit]

Houston Dynamo3–0Philadelphia Union
Report
Attendance: 16,060
Referee: Nima Saghafi

Top goalscorers[edit]

  Team eliminated for this round.
Rank Player Team Goals By round
PL 1R 2R 3R 4R R16 QF SF F
1 Colombia Mauro Manotas Houston Dynamo 6 1 2 1 2
2 Colombia David Ochoa Miami United FC 5 3 2
Uruguay Diego Rossi Los Angeles FC 1 1 3
4 United States Cesar Castillo FC Denver 4 3 1
Brazil Allisson Faramilio FC Golden State Force 1 1 2
Hungary Nemanja Nikolić Chicago Fire 2 1 1
United States Christian Okeke NTX Rayados 1 2 1
8 England Chuka Aruh Inter Nashville FC 3 3
Jamaica Cory Burke Philadelphia Union 1 2
United States Dilly Duka FC Motown 2 1
Netherlands Jerry van Ewijk Reno 1868 3
Netherlands Marios Lomis North Carolina FC 1 1 1
Portugal Ricardo Ramos Duluth FC 3
United States Memo Rodríguez Houston Dynamo 2 1
Guyana Emery Welshman FC Cincinnati 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Format Finalized" (Press release). U.S. Soccer Federation. March 14, 2018. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  2. ^ Carlisle, Jeff (March 30, 2018). "NASL holdovers Cosmos, Miami FC, Armada cleared for U.S. Open Cup". ESPN. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "First round Pairings for 2018 U.S. Open Cup Announced". USSoccer.com. US Soccer. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  4. ^ "First round Pairings and Host Scenarios Set for 2018 U.S. Open Cup". USSoccer.com. US Soccer. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  5. ^ "Potential Pairings and Host Scenarios for 2018 U.S. Open Cup Third Round Set". USSoccer.com. US Soccer. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "U.S. Soccer Unveils 2018 U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round Pairings". USSoccer.com. US Soccer. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  7. ^ "Round of 16 Draw Sets Up 2018 U.S. Open Cup Bracket Through Final". USSoccer.com. US Soccer. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  8. ^ O'Boyle, Danny (July 19, 2018). "LAFC semifinal spot in U.S. Open Cup is in doubt over eligibility of Mark-Anthony Kaye". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  9. ^ Mather, Victory (July 19, 2018). "U.S. Open Cup Delayed as Officials Try to Figure Out the Rules". The New York Times. Retrieved July 19, 2018.

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