CHICAGO (May 19, 2023) – The 2023 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 will be contested on May 23 and 24 with all eight matches available for fans nationwide to watch (live and free of charge) on CBS Sports Golazo Network and the Bleacher Report App and B/R Football’s YouTube Channel. The broadcasters will stream two games each on both matchdays.
On Tuesday, CBS Sports Golazo Network will kick off coverage at 7:30 p.m. ET with Inter Miami CF hosting MLS Eastern Conference foe Nashville SC. At 10:30 p.m. LAFC and LA Galaxy will square off in a second consecutive Open Cup El Trafico at the Round of 16 stage.
Wednesday sees Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (USL Championship) begin proceedings at 7 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Golazo Network. The Division II club will aim for a second straight Cupset against MLS opposition when the Columbus Crew visit Highmark Stadium. Later that night, MLS clubs Colorado Rapids and Real Salt Lake meet for only the third Open Cup edition of their Rocky Mountain rivalry at 10 pm.
Open Cup coverage on CBS Sports Golazo Network will center on the four matches and include in-depth analysis of the competition across its live studio programming, including MORNING FOOTY and BOX 2 BOX, as well as additional editorial coverage on CBSSports.com. Fans can watch all the Open Cup coverage on CBS Sports Golazo Network, available to stream free on connected TV and mobile devices through the CBS Sports App and Pluto TV, and on CBSSports.com and Paramount+.
The B/R platforms will stream New York Red Bulls hosting FC Cincinnati at 7:30 p.m. and Houston Dynamo taking on Minnesota United FC at 8:30 p.m. in a pair of all-MLS showdowns on Tuesday.
Wednesday’s B/R slate includes the round’s other Cupset opportunity with Birmingham Legion FC (USLC) hosting Charlotte FC (MLS) at 8 p.m. as well as the first meeting in official competition between Austin FC (MLS) and four-time Open Cup winners Chicago Fire FC (MLS) at 9 p.m.
About the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
Now in its 108th edition, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup – U.S. Soccer's National Championship – has crowned a champion since 1914 in every year except 2020 and 2021. The history-filled tournament is conducted on a single-game-knockout basis and open to all professional and amateur teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. In 1999, the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the United States was renamed to honor American soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.
The 2023 U.S. Open Cup winner will earn $300,000 in prize money, a berth in the 2024 Concacaf Champions League and have its name engraved on the Dewar Challenge Trophy – one of the oldest nationally-contested trophies in American team sports – now on permanent display at the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco, Texas. The runner-up will earn $100,000, while the team that advances the furthest from each lower division will take home a $25,000 cash prize.
Orlando City SC are defending Open Cup champions, having earned the club's first tournament title thanks to a 3-0 victory against second-division (USL Championship) side Sacramento Republic FC on September 7, 2022 in a Final played before a capacity crowd at Orlando’s Exploria Stadium.