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2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup


2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
Country United States
Teams 91
Champions Sporting Kansas City
Runners-up Philadelphia Union
Matches played 89
Goals scored 272 (3.06 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Dom Dwyer
Krisztián Németh
(5 goals)[1]

The 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup was the 102nd edition of the oldest ongoing competition in American soccer.

The tournament had teams from all three tiers of men's professional soccer, plus teams from the top amateur leagues in the United States. Qualification began in 2014 with USASA regional winners qualifying for 2015.[2] The tournament retained a format that had only two changes from 2014. For the first time, the competition will use a fixed bracket system starting with the Round of 16. Teams will be grouped geographically into groups of four teams, with each group being paired with another to determine the semifinal pairings. Secondly, a rule was formalized preventing teams from the same ownership group from meeting until the final.[3]

The cash prize amounts are the same as last year, with the champion receiving $250,000 and the runner-up $60,000. Also, the team from each lower division that advances the furthest receives $15,000.[4] The teams that received $15,000 were: (a) PSA Elite an amateur team that advanced to the 4th round where they lost to the LA Galaxy; (b) the Charlotte Independence of the USL advanced to the 5th round where they lost to the Chicago Fire; and (c) New York Cosmos of the NASL which also advanced to the 5th round before losing to the New York Red Bulls.


  • Qualification 1
  • Brackets 2
  • Entries 3
  • Match Details 4
    • Preliminary Round 4.1
    • First Round 4.2
    • Second Round 4.3
    • Third Round 4.4
    • Fourth Round 4.5
    • Fifth Round 4.6
    • Quarterfinals 4.7
    • Semifinals 4.8
    • Final 4.9
  • Top Goalscorers 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


All United States Division I (MLS), Division II (NASL), & Division III (USL) teams qualify automatically.

Teams in bold are still in the competition.

Enter in Preliminary Round Enter in First Round Enter in Second Round Enter in Third Round Enter in Fourth Round
1 team/2 teams/1 team
12 teams/19 teams/9 teams
21 teams
9 teams
17 teams
US Club Soccer
  • $: Winner of $15,000 bonus for advancing the furthest in the competition from their respective divisions.
  • $$: Winner of $60,000 for being the runner-up in the competition.
  • $$$: Winner of $250,000 for winning the competition.


  Preliminary Round
April 25
First Round
May 13
Second Round
May 19–20
Third Round
May 27
NPSL  Chattanooga FC 1(4)     USL  Wilmington Hammerheads FC 1(3)     NPSL  Chattanooga FC 1
PDL  Ocala Stampede 1(2)     NPSL  Chattanooga FC 1(5)     NASL  Atlanta Silverbacks 2*
NPSL  Upward Stars 3(3)     USL  Charlotte Independence 4     NASL  Carolina RailHawks 0
USASA  Triangle Brigade 3(1)     NPSL  Upward Stars 1     USL  Charlotte Independence 1
NPSL  Miami United F.C. 2     USL  Charleston Battery 1     USL  Charleston Battery 3
PDL  SW Florida Adrenaline 1     NPSL  Miami United F.C. 0     NASL  Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2
NPSL  Lansing United 0(4)     NPSL  Lansing United 0     NASL  Indy Eleven 0
USASA  RWB Adria 0(2)     USL  Louisville City FC 1     USL  Louisville City FC 2*
PDL  Jersey Express S.C. 3     PDL  Jersey Express S.C. 1     NASL  New York Cosmos 3
USASA  Greek American AA 0     USL  New York Red Bulls II 0     PDL  Jersey Express S.C. 0
PDL  Reading United AC 1     PDL  Reading United AC 0
USASA  Maryland Bays 0     USL  Harrisburg City Islanders 3     USL  Harrisburg City Islanders 1
PDL  Western Mass Pioneers 1(3)     USL  Rochester Rhinos 1   USL  Rochester Rhinos 3*
NPSL  GBFC Thunder 1(4)     NPSL  GBFC Thunder 0  
PDL  Long Island Rough Riders 3     PDL  Long Island Rough Riders 0
NPSL  Brooklyn Italians 1     USL  Real Monarchs 1     USL  Real Monarchs 0
USSSA  Harpo's FC 2     PDL  BYU Cougars 0(2)     USL  Colorado Springs Switchbacks 2   USL  Colorado Springs Switchbacks 1
USASA  KC Athletics 0     USSSA  Harpo's FC 0(4)     USSSA  Harpo's FC 1  
NPSL  FC Tacoma 253 2     USL  Seattle Sounders FC 2 4*
PDL  Kitsap Pumas 5     PDL  Kitsap Pumas 2     USL  Seattle Sounders FC 2 2*
PDL  Michigan Bucks 3     PDL  Michigan Bucks 0   USL  Portland Timbers 2 1
NPSL  Detroit City FC 0     USL  Portland Timbers 2 2  
PDL  AC Connecticut 2     USL  Richmond Kickers 2     USL  Richmond Kickers 3
NPSL  Virginia Beach City FC 3     NPSL  Virginia Beach City FC 0     NASL  Jacksonville Armada FC 0
PDL  West Virginia Chaos 1     USL  Pittsburgh Riverhounds 3     USL  Pittsburgh Riverhounds 1
NPSL  Fort Pitt FC Regiment 0     PDL  West Virginia Chaos 0     NASL  Tampa Bay Rowdies 0
PDL  Des Moines Menace 2     USL  Saint Louis FC 2*     USL  Saint Louis FC 1(3)
USASA  Madison Fire 1     PDL  Des Moines Menace 1     NASL  Minnesota United FC 1(1)
PDL  Laredo Heat 0(4)     USL  Austin Aztex 2     NASL  San Antonio Scorpions 0
USASA  NTX Rayados 0(2)     PDL  Laredo Heat 0     USL  Austin Aztex 2
USASA  GPS Massachusetts 1     USL  Tulsa Roughnecks 1
PDL  Seacoast United Phantoms 2     PDL  Seacoast United Phantoms 0     USL  Tulsa Roughnecks 0
PDL  Midland/Odessa Sockers 3     PDL  Midland/Odessa Sockers 1   USL  Oklahoma City Energy FC 1
NPSL  Tulsa Athletics 1     USL  Oklahoma City Energy FC 3  
NPSL  Sonoma County Sol 2*     USL  Sacramento Republic FC 4
PDL  Burlingame Dragons FC 1     NPSL  Sonoma County Sol 2     USL  Sacramento Republic FC 7
PDL  FC Tucson 1     USL  Arizona United SC 0   USASA  Chula Vista FC 3
USASA  Chula Vista FC 2*     USASA  Chula Vista FC 3  
USCS  San Francisco City FC 1     PDL  Ventura County Fusion 3(6)     USL  LA Galaxy II 1
USASA  Cal FC 2     USASA  Cal FC 3(5)     PDL  Ventura County Fusion 2     PDL  Ventura County Fusion 1
USASA  PSA Elite 7     USL  Orange County Blues FC 1   USASA  PSA Elite 2
PDL  Golden State Misioneros 1     USASA  PSA Elite 2  

Host team listed first
Bold = winner
* = after extra time, ( ) = penalty shootout score

Fourth Round
June 16–17
Fifth Round
June 30–July 1
July 14–22
August 12
September 30
MLS New York Red Bulls 3
NASL Atlanta Silverbacks 0
MLS New York Red Bulls 4
NASL New York Cosmos 1
NASL New York Cosmos 2(4)
MLS New York City FC 2(3)
MLS New York Red Bulls 1(3)
MLS Philadelphia Union 1(4)
MLS Philadelphia Union 0(3)
USL Rochester Rhinos 0(1)
MLS Philadelphia Union 2
MLS D.C. United 1
USL Pittsburgh Riverhounds 1
MLS D.C. United 3*
MLS Philadelphia Union 1
MLS Chicago Fire 0
MLS Chicago Fire 1*
USL Louisville City FC 0
MLS Chicago Fire 3
USL Charlotte Independence 1
MLS New England Revolution 0
USL Charlotte Independence 1
MLS Chicago Fire 3
MLS Orlando City SC 1
USL Charleston Battery 4(7)
MLS Orlando City SC 4(8)
MLS Orlando City SC 2
MLS Columbus Crew 0
USL Richmond Kickers 1
MLS Columbus Crew 3
MLS Philadelphia Union 1(6)
MLS Sporting Kansas City 1(7)
MLS Sporting Kansas City 1
USL Saint Louis FC 0
MLS Sporting Kansas City 6
MLS FC Dallas 2
MLS FC Dallas 4
USL Oklahoma City Energy FC 1
MLS Sporting Kansas City 3
MLS Houston Dynamo 1
MLS Houston Dynamo 2
USL Austin Aztex 0
MLS Houston Dynamo 1
MLS Colorado Rapids 0
MLS Colorado Rapids 4
USL Colorado Springs Switchbacks 1
MLS Sporting Kansas City 3
MLS Real Salt Lake 1
MLS Real Salt Lake 2
USL Seattle Sounders FC 2 1
MLS Real Salt Lake 2
MLS Portland Timbers 0
MLS Seattle Sounders FC 1
MLS Portland Timbers 3*
MLS Real Salt Lake 1
MLS LA Galaxy 0
MLS San Jose Earthquakes 2(6)
USL Sacramento Republic FC 2(5)
MLS San Jose Earthquakes 0
MLS LA Galaxy 1
MLS LA Galaxy 6

Host team listed first
Bold = winner
* = after extra time, ( ) = penalty shootout score


Round Total
this round
Winners from
previous round
New entries
this round
Leagues entering at this round
Preliminary round 91 4 none 4 USCS, USSSA, 2 of USASA
First round 89 42 2 40 NPSL, PDL, 9 of USASA
Second round 68 42 21 21 USL
Third round 47 30 21 9 NASL
Fourth round 32 32 15 17 MLS
Fifth round 16 16 16 none none
Quarterfinals 8 8 8 none none
Semifinals 4 4 4 none none
Final 2 2 2 none none

Match Details

Preliminary Round

The Preliminary Round draw was announced Wednesday, April 8, 2015. A total of 4 clubs competed, all from the fifth tier of American soccer.

First Round

The First Round draw was announced Wednesday, April 8, 2015. A total of 42 clubs competed, including the 2 winners from the preliminary round and 40 new entries from the 4th and 5th tiers.

Second Round

The Second Round draw was announced on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. A total of 42 teams competed, including the 21 winners from the previous round and 21 new entries from the third tier United Soccer League. The lowest ranked teams this round are Harpo's FC, PSA Elite and Chula Vista FC from the fifth tier.

Third Round

The Third Round draw was held on May 14.[8] A total of 30 teams competed, including the 21 winners from the previous round and 9 new entries from the second tier North American Soccer League. The lowest ranked teams this round are PSA Elite and Chula Vista FC from the fifth tier. Among the notable results: In all seven matchups between the third-tier USL and second-tier NASL, the USL clubs were victorious.

Fourth Round

The Fourth Round draw was held on May 21.[9] A total of 32 teams will compete, including the 15 winners from the previous round and 17 new entries from top flight Major League Soccer. The lowest ranked team this round is PSA Elite from the fifth tier.

Fifth Round

The draw for the fifth round, which took place June 18,[10] placed clubs into four 4-team regions. Clubs from different regions could not be drawn against one another. The lowest ranked team remaining is the Charlotte Independence of the third-tier United Soccer League.


All eight quarterfinal teams come from Major League Soccer, the top tier of professional soccer in the United States.



Top Goalscorers

Players and teams still active in bold. [1]

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Dom Dwyer Sporting Kansas City 5
Krisztián Németh Sporting Kansas City
3 Tomasz Zahorski Charlotte Independence 4
Carlos Rivas Orlando City SC
Thomas Stewart Sacramento Republic FC
6 Michael Barrios FC Dallas 3
Robbie Keane LA Galaxy
Rob Vincent Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Mats Bjurman PSA Elite
Michael Salazar PSA Elite
Adnan Gabeljic Sacramento Republic FC
Pablo Rossi Seattle Sounders FC 2

See also


  1. ^ a b Hakala, Josh. "2015 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup statistical leaders: Goals, assists, points". Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Hakala, Josh. "Why 2015 US Open Cup qualifying is going on now, who’s in for 2014 and other questions answered". 
  3. ^ "US Soccer to use fixed Round of 16 bracket for 91-team 102nd edition of Lamar Hunt US Open Cup".  
  4. ^ "102nd Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Unveils Format, Record Number of Teams". Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  5. ^ "2015 US Open Cup qualifying: Harpo’s FC from Boulder, Colorado punches ticket despite losing USSSA final to KC Athletics (updated)". 
  7. ^ "PDL Open Cup Participants Unveiled". 
  8. ^ "U.S. Soccer Releases Potential Pairings and Host Scenarios for 2015 U.S. Open Cup Third Round". Retrieved May 21, 2015. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Soccer Unveils 2015 U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round Pairings". Retrieved May 21, 2015. 
  10. ^ "U.S. Soccer Announces Round of 16 Draw for 2015 U.S. Open Cup". Retrieved June 19, 2015. 

External links

  • The – Full Coverage of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup
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