Bleacher Report App and B/R Football YouTube Channel will stream the first three rounds of the competition
The US Open Cup will now be streamed online for free via the Bleacher Report App and B/R Football YouTube Channel for the first time in the competition's history.
Users will not be required to purchase subscriptions to stream the competition, but only the first three rounds will be available for streaming via the Bleacher Report App and the B/R Football YouTube channel.
Apparently, the main reason for the free streaming of the US Open Cup is due to an agreement between US Soccer and Warner Bros. In this agreement, matches for both the US Men's team and the US Women's team are exclusively streamed on TNT and HBO Max.
The US Open Cup is also part of the deal, which is why it will be streamed on the Bleacher Report App and YouTube channel for free.
The US Open Cup will kick off on the 21st of March
The fixtures for the first and second rounds are as follows:
Six of 14 first-round matches (March 21-23, all times ET).
March 21 – West Chester United SC vs. Ocean City Nor'easters at 7:30 p.m.
March 22 – El Farolito vs. International San Francisco at 6 p.m.
March 22 – Appalachian FC vs. NC Fusion U23 at 7 p.m.
March 22 – Chicago House A.C. vs. Bavarian United at 8 p.m.
March 22 – Ventura County Fusion vs. Capo FC at 10 p.m.
March 23 – Hartford City FC vs. Lansdowne Yonkers FC at 7:30 p.m.
Eight of 30 second-round matches (April 4-6, all times ET).
April 4 - Detroit City FC vs. Gold Star Detroit at 7:30 p.m.
April 4 – Oakland Roots vs. El Farolito OR International San Francisco at 10 p.m.
April 5 – Louisville City FC vs. Lexington Sporting Club at 7 p.m.
April 5 – Des Moines Menace OR Beaman United FC vs. Chattanooga FC at 8 p.m.
April 5 – Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC vs. Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC at 9 p.m.
April 5 – Orange County SC vs. Ventura County Fusion OR Capo FC at 10 p.m.
April 5 – Phoenix Rising FC vs. Greenville Triumph SC at 10:30 p.m.
April 6 – Richmond Kickers vs. Cleveland SC OR Lionsbridge FC at 7 p.m.
The third round of the US Open Cup is scheduled from 25th April to 26th April.
During the 2022 edition of the cup, ESPN+ was streaming all matches while some were streamed on YouTube only by U.S. Soccer. This new partnership between Bleacher Report and the US Open Cup will probably drive increased interest in soccer in America.
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