Sporting KC to host Tulsa Athletic in U.S. Open Cup Third Round


UPDATED ON 4/7/23: Sporting KC will host Tulsa Athletic at 7:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday, April 25 at Children's Mercy Park. Visit for the full U.S. Open Cup Third Round schedule.

Sporting Kansas City will begin the club’s participation in the 2023 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in the Third Round, scheduled to be played from April 25-26, by hosting Tulsa Athletic.

U.S. Soccer conducted the U.S. Open Cup Third Round draw tonight, determining the 24 matchups and hosts for the next round of the 108th edition of the competition. U.S Soccer will confirm the full Third Round schedule – including match dates and times – on Friday and tickets, which are included in all Sporting Kansas City Season Ticket Member packages, will go on sale at 10 a.m. CT on Monday, April 10 via SeatGeek.

Sporting KC will be one of 18 MLS clubs entering the field along with 30 Second Round winners representing leagues in the lower divisions of American soccer. Open to all professional and amateur teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer, the 2023 U.S. Open Cup will crown a champion in September after eight rounds of single-elimination play and the winner will claim the Dewar Challenge Trophy along with $300,000 in prize money and a berth in the 2024 Concacaf Champions League.

2023 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match dates

  • Third Round: April 25-26
  • Round of 32: May 9-10
  • Round of 16: May 23-24
  • Quarterfinals: June 6-7
  • Semifinals: Aug. 23
  • Final: Sept. 27

Tulsa Athletic, led by first-year head coach Jason Rogers, are the only amateur team to advance from the Second Round with one match still to be played and have reached the Third Round for the first time in the club’s 11-year history. After a 1-0 win over Brazos Valley Cavalry FC in the First Round, Tulsa Athletic upset local USL Championship side FC Tulsa on Wednesday with a 1-0 victory in the “Oil Town Showdown.” Members of the National Premier Soccer League’s Heartland Conference, Tulsa Athletic were NPSL National Championship runners-up in 2021 and NPSL National Semifinalists in 2022.

The U.S. Open Cup, named in honor of former Kansas City Wizards owner Lamar Hunt, has crowned a champion since 1914 and Sporting KC (2004, 2012, 2015, 2017) are four-time winners of U.S. Soccer's national championship, tied for the most among MLS clubs. Sporting have prevailed in 24 U.S. Open Cup matches since 2012, more than any other team in American soccer, during a run that includes an active 12-match home unbeaten streak in U.S. Open Cup play since the start of 2015.