All U.S. Open Cup games will be broadcasted on ESPN+

The U.S. Open Cup will have more exposure than ever starting in 2019, with ESPN+ and U.S. Soccer agreeing to terms on a deal that will feature every match of the tournament on the streaming platform. The Lamar Hunt U.S. open cup will be running its 106th edition this year.  The deal, which runs through 2022–the same year U.S. Soccer and MLS’s current TV rights deal expires–will begin the first week of May, with the first round of the cup, which includes 38 amateur  teams. The second round includes twenty-five USL professional teams, but it is not until the third round scheduled for May 29 that MLS teams join the competition. The Executive Vice President of ESPN, Burke Magnus said “The U.S. Open Cup is America’s version of what is truly unique about soccer around the world. Knockout f...

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