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According to Thursday’s draw, Atlanta United will host Charlotte Independence in the 2024 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 32.

Fifth Third Stadium in Kennesaw will serve as the home field for the 5-Stripes. A precise kickoff time will be revealed at a later time. The game is scheduled for either May 7-8.

Coach Mike Jeffries is in charge of Charlotte Independence, a team that competes in USL League One. Charlotte, North Carolina, is home to the club. and in September 2014 became a new squad in the United Soccer League (USL) Championship. With a 2-1-0 record in league play this season, Charlotte Independence is presently ranked sixth out of 12 clubs.

The United States Open Cup Alonso Division includes Atlanta United and Charlotte Independence, which also features South Georgia Tormenta FC and Charleston Battery.

A single-elimination tournament, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup brings together teams from several American soccer leagues, such as MLS and USL. The competition is the third-longest open soccer event in the world and the oldest continuously held national soccer competition in the United States.

Atlanta United is one of eight MLS teams taking part in the competition this year, and they will play in the Round of 32.
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup was won by Atlanta United in 2019. To capture the first Open Cup title in club history, Atlanta United defeated Minnesota United 2-1 in the championship game after defeating rival Orlando City 2-0 in the quarterfinals.

Atlanta United, the reigning champions, made their competition debut in 2023. After being suspended for two years because of the COVID-19 epidemic, the competition resumed in 2022. At Fifth Third Stadium, Atlanta United defeated Chattanooga FC 6-0 in the third round. Atlanta United faced MLS team Nashville SC head-to-head in the Round of 32 but fell 3-2 in overtime and was eliminated.

Atlanta United lost to Memphis 901 FC in overtime after entering the competition in the third round the previous year.

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