Like most domestic leagues and many competitions around the world, U.S. Soccer announced the decision to temporarily suspend the 2020 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement released on Friday the Open Cup commissioner had the following to say:
“The health and safety of players, coaches, staff and fans is our main priority,” said U.S. Open Cup Commissioner Paul Marstaller. “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.”
The first three rounds of the 2020 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup were scheduled for March 24-25, April 7-9 and April 21-23. LAFC was slated to enter the tournament in the fourth round by way of its 2019 finish to the MLS season Most MLS sides were scheduled to start play in the third round of the tournament.