Tickets are now on sale for fans to secure seats to see Sporting Kansas City host Union Omaha on Wednesday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. CT at Children's Mercy Park in the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals. Tickets, which are included in all Sporting Kansas City Season Ticket Member packages, are available via SeatGeek and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN+ for subscribers.
Sporting KC advanced to the quarterfinals with comeback victories against FC Dallas in the Round of 32 and Houston Dynamo FC in the Round of 16. One of six MLS clubs remaining in the field, Sporting will take on reigning USL League One champions Union Omaha with the winner securing a berth in the semifinals to face either the LA Galaxy (MLS) or Sacramento Republic FC (USL Championship).
Open to all professional and amateur teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer, the 2022 U.S. Open Cup is the 107th edition of the competition and features the largest field in the competition’s modern era (1995-present) with 103 clubs from all levels of American soccer. U.S. Soccer’s national championship will crown a champion in September after eight rounds of single-elimination play.
2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match dates (subject to change)
- Quarterfinals – June 21-22 and June 29
- Semifinals – July 26-27
- Final – Sept. 7
Sporting Kansas City and Union Omaha will meet for the first time as Union Omaha has marked their U.S. Open cup debut with four straight wins by advancing past the Des Moines Menace in the Second Round, prevailing in penalties over Chicago Fire FC in the Third Round, eliminating Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC in the Round of 32 and upsetting Minnesota United FC in the Round of 16.
The winner of the 2022 U.S. Open Cup will receive $300,000 in prize money, a berth in the 2023 Concacaf Champions League and have its name engraved on the Dewar Challenge Trophy. Sporting KC owns four U.S. Open Cup titles in team history – tied for the most among MLS clubs – as champions in 2004, 2012, 2015 and 2017.
The U.S. Open Cup, named in honor of former Kansas City Wizards owner Lamar Hunt, has been contested since 1914, however was not held in 2020 or 2021 due to the pandemic.