The competition format for the 2014 US Open Cup is set to be the largest in the tournament's modern era (1995-present) with eight matches kicking off on May 7.
The tournament will feature 80 teams, increasing from 68 last year. FC Dallas and the other 15 US-based MLS clubs will enter in the tournament in the fourth round this year. Games will be played between June 10-18. For those curious about the timing of that, FCD hosts Portland on June 11th before having a break for the World Cup group phase.
Judging by the number of new teams, it is very possible that FC Dallas could end up getting a fairly local challenge in the fourth round from someone line Oklahoma City or San Antonio.
Each MLS team will be matched geographically to play the winner of a specific Third Round pairing. The exact date for each match will be determined by the club selected as the home team from among those dates where the visiting team doesn't have a league game already scheduled. The date selected must allow the visiting team at least two rest days before and after the match date.
The following rounds after that will be determined by geography as well with the final begin on either September 30 or October 1.
2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Participating Teams
Major League Soccer (Division I): All 16 U.S.-based teams, entering in the Fourth Round:
|MLS (entering 4th round)||NASL (entering 3rd round)||USL PRO (entering 2nd round)|
|Chicago Fire||Atlanta Silverbacks||Arizona United SC|
|Chivas USA||Carolina RailHawks||Charleston Battery|
|Columbus Crew||Fort Lauderdale Strikers||Charlotte Eagles|
|D.C. United||Indy Eleven||Dayton Dutch Lions|
|FC Dallas||Minnesota United FC||Harrisburg City Islanders|
|Houston Dynamo||New York Cosmos||LA Galaxy II|
|LA Galaxy||San Antonio Scorpions||Orange County Blues|
|New England Revolution||Tampa Bay Rowdies||Orlando City SC|
|New York Red Bulls||Oklahoma City Energy|
|Philadelphia Union||Pittsburgh Riverhounds|
|Portland Timbers||Richmond Kickers|
|Real Salt Lake||Rochester Rhinos|
|San Jose Earthquakes||Sacramento Republic|
|Seattle Sounders FC||Wilmington Hammerheads|
To view the rest of the field click here.