U.S. Soccer

2018 U.S. Open Cup Competition Key Dates

KEY DATES IN 2017:
Monday, Aug. 14 (2 p.m. CT) - Team Entry & Information Form deadline and Entry Fee deadline for teams participating through the Open Division Local Qualifying track
Friday, Aug. 18 (2 p.m. CT) - Venue Declaration Form deadline and Home Game Application deadline for first three qualifying rounds
Monday, Aug. 28 - Matchups for first qualifying round and bracket for second and third qualifying rounds announced
Friday, Sept. 1 - Entry Fee deadline for Open Division national leagues who use 2017 league results to determine their qualifiers
Tuesday, Sept. 5 (4 p.m. CT) - Fall roster submission deadline for teams participating through the Open Division Local Qualifying track (22 player limit, no additions allowed after the deadline)
Thursday, Sept. 21 (4 p.m. CT) - Roster approval/clearance deadline for first qualifying round (players must be approved by their team's league and cleared by U.S. Soccer to play)
Sept. 23 - Sept. 24 - First qualifying round
Thursday, Oct. 19 (4 p.m. CT) - Roster approval/clearance deadline for second and third qualifying rounds
Oct. 21 - Oct. 22 - Second qualifying round
Nov. 18 - Nov. 19 - Third qualifying round
Friday, Dec. 29 - Team Entry & Information Form deadline and Entry Fee deadline for teams in Division I, II and III professional leagues

KEY DATES IN 2018:
January date TBD - Final allocation determined for Open Division slots into 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
Wednesday, Jan. 10 (2 p.m. CT) - Team Entry & Information Form deadline for Open Division teams who have qualified via 2017 results in national leagues
Wednesday, March 14 - Venue Declaration Form deadline for teams wishing to host games in the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
Wednesday, March 21 (2 p.m. CT) - Home Game Application deadline for First, Second and Third Rounds of the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
Wednesday, April 4 - 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup First Round pairings and Second Round possible matchups announced
Wednesday, April 25 - Deadline for teams entering at First Round (not including Open Division Local Qualifiers) to submit initial roster
Wednesday, May 2 (4 p.m. CT) - Spring roster submission deadline for Open Division Local Qualifying teams still competing (each team may add up to seven new players to their Fall roster who are not already cup-tied; 22 player limit remains; rosters for these teams will be frozen through June 30 to include the opening rounds of the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup)
Wednesday, May 9 - 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup First Round (date tentative); Dates for remaining rounds of the competition and deadlines to apply to host in these rounds will be determined by January 2018
July 1 - July 13 (4 p.m. CT) - Summer roster changeover period for Open Division Local Qualifiers still in the competition (teams may add up to seven new players to their Spring roster who are not already cup-tied; 22 player limit remains) 

2018 LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP SCHEDULE


×