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How To Watch: Atlanta United hosts Memphis 901 FC in 2023 U.S. Open Cup Third Round

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It's a double matchweek for Atlanta United as the club begins play in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday. The club enters the tournament in the third round and hosts Memphis 901 FC at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw.

Match Details

  • Date: Wednesday, April 26
  • Kickoff time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University
  • Tickets: View tickets

How to watch, listen, live stream and follow Atlanta United vs. Memphis 901 FC

About Memphis 901 FC

Memphis 901 FC plays in the USL Championship and is coached by former Atlanta United interim and ATL UTD 2 head coach Stephen Glass. Veteran MLS and United States national team goalkeeper Tim Howard is the club's sporting director.

Memphis holds an 1-2-2 (W-L-T) record so far in the 2023 USL Championship season. Last year, Memphis had its best-ever USL regular season earning 68 points and finishing in second place in the Eastern Conference. They advanced to the Conference Semifinals in the USL Championship playoffs.

What is the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup?

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is a single-elimination competition that features teams from a variety of American soccer leagues, including MLS and USL. The tournament is the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the U.S. and the third-longest-running open soccer tournament in the world.

As an MLS club, Atlanta United enters the tournament in the third round, which will take place April 25-26. In the third round, 18 MLS clubs enter the competition. A group of eight MLS clubs will enter in the next round, the Round of 32.

The winner of the Open Cup will win prize money and earn an automatic spot in the 2024 Concacaf Champions League.

Atlanta United’s participation in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

Last year, Atlanta United entered the tournament as the defending champions. In 2022, the competition returned after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Atlanta United beat Chattanooga FC 6-0 in the third round at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. In the Round of 32, Atlanta United went toe-to-toe with MLS side Nashville SC but lost in extra time 3-2 and was eliminated.

Atlanta United was crowned champions of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2019. Atlanta United knocked off rival Orlando City 2-0 in the semifinals, then beat Minnesota United 2-1 in the final to win the first Open Cup title in club history.

Atlanta United enters this year’s tournament in the third round. Entrance at this stage means the 5-Stripes will need to win six matches to be crowned champions.

2023 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Dates
Round
Date of Fixtures
Third Round
April 25-26
Round of 32
May 9-10
Round of 16
May 23-24
Quarterfinals
June 6-7
Semifinals
August 23
Final
Sept. 27
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