The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is an American soccer competition open to all United States Soccer Federation affiliated teams, from amateur adult club teams all the way to the professional teams of Major League Soccer.
The competition dates back to 1914, when it was known as the National Challenge Cup. The competition was, in modern times, known just as the U.S. Open Cup, but was renamed the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 1999 to honor one of American Soccer's most important patrons. The winners of the Cup are currently awarded the DeWar Cup, donated by Sir Thomas DeWar for the promotion of soccer in America in 1914. The Cup was retired in 1979, but brought back into use by the USASA in 1997, and is on permanent display at the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, New York.
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