US Soccer has announced the field for the 2022 US Open Cup and three local teams are taking part: FC Dallas (MLS), Denton Diablos (NPSL), and D’Feeters Kicks Soccer Club (local qualifiers from the Central Region).
A total of 103 clubs are taking part in this, the 107th edition, of the US Open Cup. This year’s tournament kicks off with the First Round on March 22nd.
North Texas SC is not allowed to participate as they are a feeder club of FC Dallas.
Denton Diablos are the defending NPSL champions. NPSL teams in the ’22 USOC were determined by last season’s league results.
D’Feeters Kicks Soccer Club – more commonly known as DKSC – advanced to the ’22 Open Cup through local qualification last fall.
In the Third Round, no MLS team will face another MLS team. The Third Round, Fourth Round, and Round of 32 will again be pooled geographically when determining opponents.
2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Competition Schedule
|March 22-23||First Round (Open Division teams enter) Denton Diablos and DKSC|
|April 5-7||Second Round (Division II and III teams enter)|
|April 8||Third Round Draw|
|April 19-21||Third Round (17 lower-seeded Division I teams enter) – FC Dallas|
|April 22||Round of 32 Draw (Eight higher-seeded Division I teams enter)|
|May 10-11||Round of 32|
|May 12||Round of 16/Quarterfinal draw|
|May 24-25||Round of 16|
|Sept 6, 7, 13 or 14||Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final|