U.S. Soccer announced the official field for the 2020 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, with Forward Madison featuring as one of 100 teams that will make up the country’s most historic soccer tournament. The Flamingos will enter the 2020 Open Cup in Round Two between April 7-9, according to a press release from the organization, with hosting rights and potential matchups set to be announced January 29.
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, also known as the U.S. Soccer’s national championship, is now in its 107th year and is the oldest continuously running soccer tournament in the country, and one of the oldest in the world. What makes it unique in the landscape of American sports is that the Open Cup, like the name suggests, is completely open, Forward Madison said in a release. Any team, pro or amateur, from the heights of Major League Soccer down to a local pub team, can try to qualify for the tournament and become champions.
The Flamingos made the best run of any USL League One team in the 2019 U.S. Open Cup, making it to the third round by defeating Milwaukee Bavarians SC (2-0) and El Paso Locomotive FC (3-0).