It could be that those yellow Columbus Crew kits are the most iconic in MLS. But it will be the home-team Sounders in electricity yellow tomorrow -- as they have been throughout this U.S. Open Cup run.
The Crew will wear their blacks, according to Seattle coach Sigi Schmid.
Here's some more of what Schmid had to say:
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On excitement for the Open Cup final) “There is for me. I hope they are excited. As I have always said, it’s always special when you can do something that is unique and that’s different and can set yourself apart from the group and we have that opportunity tomorrow. Nobody has defended this title in a long time. Being able to step up and do that after a 27 or 28 year gap is something that is definitely special for our team and we look forward to it.” On 4-0 win in Columbus last month) “I think it does register. It certainly gives us some confidence but, like I said before, they are a good team. They are a proud team. . . . They are a team that’s going to want to come and say, ‘Hey, look, that’s not a reflection of our abilities.’ And it isn’t because they are too good of a team.” On if the winner of the Open Cup advances to Champions League next year) “That’s the way it worked last year. You never know with U.S. Soccer and with MLS sometimes. I remember an old coach a long time ago said it was basically rule du jour: rule of the day. So we’ll see what happens ... To have the Open Cup champion qualify gives meaning to the tournament. If you don’t have a qualification attached to it, it takes a little more away from the tournament and I think it’s at a time where we have got to add some prestige to the tournament and having qualification adds some prestige.” On Terry Boss' availability) “I spoke to his coach yesterday. They have a game tonight and they are going to allow him to fly out tomorrow morning. So barring any problems either in the game tonight or airplane or connection problems, we expect him to be here.” On cutting to limit of five international players) “We obviously have seven international players so we have to decide which two aren’t going to be part of the group. So that’s my secret.”