The Sounders U.S. Open Cup final Wednesday at Kansas City will be shown on GolTV ... only. There will be no streaming on the Sounders website or anywhere else ... although the game will be on radio.
"It's obviously out of our hands: That's a U.S. Soccer decision," general manager Adrian Hanauer said today. "I'm hopeful that it was a good decision for the long-term growth of the tournament. Obviously, Gol has less exposure than a Fox or ESPN, but we do have to face some realities about where the tournament is in the evolution. Clearly ESPN isn't jumping forward with massive rights fees for our tournament at this point."
Hanauer did say the club will organize viewing parties to try to make the game more easily available to more fans.