901 FC to play in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

901 FC to play in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
(Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - From the court to the pitch, Memphis 901 FC will play in the most prestigious soccer tournament in the United States beginning in May.

It's the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

The in-season tournament is open to all USA soccer sanctioned leagues, from the developmental USL 2, all the way up to Major League Soccer.

901 FC is one of 25 USL Championship division teams in the 84-team event.

Memphis will face either FC Motown or Red Bulls U23 with a chance the match could be played at AutoZone Park May 15.

The 105-year-old US Open Cup will play $300,000 to the winning team, which also earns a berth in the 2020 Concacaf Champions League.

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