Chattanooga Football Club Faces Miami United FC in U.S. Open Cup Showdown

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In a much-anticipated first-round match of the 109th Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, Chattanooga Football Club is set to host Miami United FC tonight at Finley Stadium. The kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET, with fans eager to witness the clash between these two ambitious clubs from the MLS NEXT Pro and the United States Soccer League (USSSA/USSSL), respectively.

Chattanooga FC, a seasoned team with a rich history in the tournament, makes its ninth appearance in the U.S. Open Cup. Having transitioned to a professional status in 2019, Chattanooga has previously made deep runs in the competition, their best finish being the third round in several editions. The club’s experience and home-field advantage at Finley Stadium, where they have a mixed record in Open Cup play, could play a pivotal role in tonight’s match.


The 2024 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup 
Miami United FC vs Chattanooga FC 
: March 19th | Time: 6:00pm EST
Location: Finley Stadium – Chattanooga, Tennessee 
Television: | Radio: CKN Radio Network 
Announcers: Unknown (TV), Gabriel Schray (Radio)

On the other side, Miami United FC enters the competition with a strong track record of success in recent years. Known as “El Equipo Del Pueblo” (The People’s Team), Miami United has qualified for the U.S. Open Cup six times, including a memorable run to the fourth round in 2018, a significant achievement for an amateur team. The team boasts a 10-game winning streak in US Open Cup qualifying matches dating back to 2020, underscoring their consistency and threat in the tournament.

Both teams have had their paths to the U.S. Open Cup, with Chattanooga FC earning an automatic bid as an MLS NEXT Pro team, while Miami United navigated through the Open Division Local qualifying rounds. Miami United’s CEO Roberto Sacca has expressed the team’s ambition to make a deep run in the tournament, highlighting the growth of soccer in South Florida and the importance of the competition to the club.


Key players to watch include Miami United’s Robertino Insua, who has been a prolific scorer for the team. Tonight’s matchup is not just a battle for advancement in the U.S. Open Cup but also a showcase of the talent and passion for soccer at different levels of the American soccer pyramid. The winner will move one step closer to the coveted trophy and a chance to compete on a larger national stage.

Fans interested in attending can purchase tickets online, and the match will be available for viewing on A free radio broadcast will also be provided for fans preferring to listen to the play-by-play coverage.

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