PORTLAND, Ore. — T2 will travel to Michigan to face either Detroit City FC (NPSL) or the Michigan Bucks (PDL) in the second round of the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday, May 19, at 4:30 p.m. (Pacific), it was announced today. U.S. Soccer unveiled details of the 2015 edition of the tournament today and pairings for the first two rounds.
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, recognized as U.S. Soccer's National Club Championship, is an annual competition open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. The tournament has crowned a champion for 101 consecutive years dating back to 1914. In 1999, the competition was renamed to honor American soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.
Ninety-one teams will compete in the 102nd edition of the tournament in 2015, the largest field in the modern era (1995-present) and the fourth consecutive year that a participation record has been set. This year also marks the fourth consecutive year in which all U.S.-based Division I, II and III professional teams will participate in the tournament.
T2 will travel to play the winner of the first-round match between Detroit City FC (NPSL) and Michigan Bucks (PDL) held at Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac, Michigan, on May 13, at 4:30 p.m. (Pacific).
The winner of the U.S. Open Cup earns a berth in the CONCACAF Champions League, receives $250,000 and will have its name engraved on the historic Dewar Challenge Trophy, one of the oldest nationally contested trophies in American team sports. The runner-up will take home $60,000, while the team that advances the furthest from each lower division will earn a $15,000 cash prize.