How To Watch the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final 2023
Lionel Messi and Inter Miami face the Houston Dynamo in the 108th U.S. Open Cup Final—airing on CBS Sports Network and Paramount+.
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is a massive knockout tournament featuring a mix of pro and amateur men’s soccer clubs. After a long qualification period, the competition kicks off in spring, with around 100 teams vying to reach the final in September.
The first stages of the tournament stream free on YouTube and CBS Sports platforms. However, you need CBS Sports Network or Paramount+ to watch the 2023 final on Wednesday, September 27.
With so many matches happening across multiple viewing options, tuning in can be confusing. But we’re here to guide you to the best ways to watch America’s premier soccer competition.
What channel is the U.S. Open Cup on?
You can stream select U.S. Open Cup games on CBS Sports Golazo Network via the CBS Sports app and Pluto TV. Bleacher Report Football and U.S. Soccer’s YouTube channels show additional matchups throughout the season.
The 2023 U.S. Open Cup final will air exclusively on CBS Sports Network and stream on Paramount+.
2023 U.S. Open Cup schedule
The 2023 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup ends in late September, with the championship game on September 27. But the excitement doesn’t stop there; open division qualification for the 2024 competition is already underway.
|Match||Day||Time (ET)||English channels||Spanish channels|
|Semifinal: Inter Miami CF at FC Cincinnati||Wednesday, August 23||7 p.m.||CBS Sports Golazo Network, Pluto TV, Paramount+||Telemundo, Peacock|
|Semifinal: Real Salt Lake at Houston Dynamo FC||Wednesday, August 23||9:30 p.m.||CBS Sports Golazo Network, Paramount+||UNIVERSO, Peacock|
|Final: Houston Dynamo FC at Inter Miami CF||Wednesday, September 27||8:30 p.m.||CBS Sports Network, Paramount+||Telemundo, UNIVERSO, Peacock|
Data effective as of post date.
Best TV plans for watching the U.S. Open Cup
The U.S. Open Cup’s early rounds unfold on free platforms like YouTube and Pluto TV. Therefore, you can savor the excitement without needing a paid TV plan until the finale.
To stay connected throughout the 2023 campaign, we recommend downloading the YouTube and Pluto TV apps. Then, when it’s time to catch the championship game, you can pick up a monthly subscription to Paramount+ (starting at $6.99 a month) to watch the climactic showdown.
Unfortunately, the tournament’s initial stages have no Spanish-language viewing option. But you can watch the semifinals and final en Español on Peacock.
Which TV providers show the U.S. Open Cup?
To enjoy the final U.S. Open Cup games on a cable, satellite, or live TV streaming service, you need access to CBS Sports Network, Telemundo, and UNIVERSO. Our table below illustrates which popular providers offer these channels.
|Provider||Price||CBS Sports Network||Telemundo||UNIVERSO||Details|
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|Hulu + Live TV||$69.99–$82.99/mo.||✔||✔||✔**||
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Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
*Available only in select markets.
**Available in Spanish-language plan or separate add-on.
How to watch the U.S. Open Cup for free
Most U.S. Open Cup games are free to watch via YouTube and other platforms like the CBS Sports Golazo Network on Pluto TV and the CBS Sports app. However, the championship game is behind a paywall. To tune in, you need a TV plan featuring CBS Sports Network or a Paramount+ subscription.
The good news? You can still catch the final for free with a Paramount+ free trial. Just remember to hit that cancel button before the trial period ends.
How to watch the U.S. Open Cup FAQ
Our sports experts compiled a comprehensive list of channels and streaming platforms showing this season’s U.S. Open Cup games. Utilizing that data, we evaluated popular TV services head to head. We determined our final viewing recommendations based on game accessibility, pricing, and user friendliness.
Check out our How We Rank page to learn more about our methods.