U.S. Soccer has temporarily suspended the 2020 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
US Open Cup commissioner Paul Marstaller confirmed the news in a Friday release.
“The health and safety of players, coaches, staff and fans is our main priority,” Marstaller said. “Given the unique nature of the competition, which encompasses clubs from multiple leagues that have suspended their seasons, we are taking this action and will look to determine future dates to allow the 2020 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup to be played.”
Major League Soccer, USL Championship, USL League One and the National Independent Soccer Association had already suspended their regular season schedules for a two-week to 30-day minimum, while the amateur National Premier Soccer League has also partially suspended league play until April 4.
The first three rounds of the 2020 Open Cup had been scheduled for March 24-25, April 7-9 and April 21-23.