LAFC will take on the champions of the United Soccer League Championship, Orange County SC, in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Banc of California Stadium on Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. (TV: ESPN+)
Tickets for the U.S Open Cup contest are now on sale to LAFC Supporters, Season Ticket Members and the General Public. All tickets are General Admission, with North End Supporters Section on sale for $15 and the East side of the Stadium $25 for Members and $30 for the General Public.
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup returns after a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Black & Gold will be making their third appearance in the historic tournament. The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is the oldest soccer competition in the United States and is an annual tournament open to all United States Soccer Federation (USSF) amateur and professional affiliated soccer teams. This year is the 107th edition of the tournament features a record-setting 103 teams participating, including the defending champions Atlanta United and 25 MLS teams.
LAFC hosts Orange County SC for the first time, as the defending USL Champions are making their ninth appearance in the Open Cup. OCSC defeated the Los Angeles Force (National Independent Soccer Association) 5-2 in the Second Round on April 5 to advance to face the Black & Gold. Orange County is currently in eighth place in the USL Western Conference with a 1-1-2 record (4 points).
In 2018, LAFC suffered a dramatic loss in the semifinals to the Houston Dynamo in a penalty kick shootout that featured a thrilling comeback and a hat trick from Diego Rossi. LAFC advanced to the final four with wins over Fresno FC (USL), Sacramento Republic (USL) and the Portland Timbers.
In 2019, LAFC advanced to the quarterfinals with wins over Real Salt Lake and the San Jose Earthquakes before falling 1-0 to the Timbers in the final eight.