2023 US Open Cup draw: 18 MLS teams learn Third Round matchup

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The 2023 US Open Cup’s Third Round draw was held Thursday evening, and 18 Major League Soccer teams now know what awaits in the annual cup competition from April 25-26 against lower-division foes.

Third Round winners will join eight of the top MLS clubs from the 2022 campaign in next month’s Round of 32. That phase is set for May 9-10, continuing toward a Sept. 27 final that results in a 2024 Concacaf Champions League spot, prize money and silverware.

Orlando City SC are the defending US Open Cup champions. An MLS team has won the tournament every year since 1999.

Home teams are listed first below.

MLS team matchups

Northeast Region

  • New England Revolution vs. Hartford Athletic (USL Championship) - April 25, 7:30 pm ET

East Region

  • D.C. United vs. Richmond Kickers (USL League One) - April 26, 7:30 pm ET

Atlantic Region

  • Charlotte FC vs. Tormenta FC (USL League One) - April 25, 7:30 pm ET

Southeast Region

  • Tampa Bay Rowdies (USL Championship) vs. Houston Dynamo FC - April 26, 7:30 pm ET
  • Miami FC (USL Championship) vs. Inter Miami CF - April 26, 7:30 pm ET

South Region

  • Atlanta United vs. Memphis 901 FC (USL Championship) - April 26, 7:30 pm ET
  • Nashville SC vs. San Antonio FC (USL Championship) - April 26, 8:30 pm ET

Central Region

  • Columbus Crew vs. Indy Eleven (USL Championship) - April 26, 7:30 pm ET
  • FC Cincinnati vs. Louisville City FC (USL Championship) - April 26, 7 pm ET

North Region

  • Detroit City FC (USL Championship) vs. Minnesota United FC - April 25, 7:30 pm ET
  • Chicago Fire FC vs. Forward Madison FC (USL League One) or Chicago House AC (MWPL) - April 26, 8 pm ET

Midwest Region

  • St. Louis CITY SC vs. Union Omaha (USL League One) - April 25, 8 pm ET
  • Sporting Kansas City vs. Tulsa Athletic (NPSL) - April 25, 8:30 pm ET

Mountain Region

  • Colorado Rapids vs. North Colorado Hailstorm FC (USL League One) - April 26, 7 pm ET
  • Las Vegas Lights FC (USL Championship) vs. Real Salt Lake - April 26, 10 pm ET

West Region

  • Monterey Bay FC (USL Championship) vs. San Jose Earthquakes - April 25, 10 pm ET

Pacific Region

  • Portland Timbers vs. Orange County SC (USL Championship) - April 26, 10:30 pm ET
  • Seattle Sounders FC vs. San Diego Loyal SC (USL Championship) - April 26, 10 pm ET

MLS teams entering in Round of 32

  • Eastern Conference: New York City FC, New York Red Bulls, Orlando City SC, Philadelphia Union
  • Western Conference: Austin FC, FC Dallas, LA Galaxy, LAFC

MLS teams not participating

The league's three Canadian teams – CF Montréal, Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC – compete in the Canadian Championship (2023 draw results). That means 26 of MLS's 29 clubs participate in the US Open Cup.

How to watch

Per US Soccer: Featured matches from the first three rounds of the 2023 US Open Cup will be streamed live for free to a worldwide audience on the Bleacher Report (B/R) app and B/R Football YouTube channel.

Further: Coverage plans for the Round of 32 – when the eight seeded MLS teams enter – and subsequent rounds will be announced at a later date.