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Sounders will conclude Cup with SKC rematch

The Sounders will conclude their stay in the Desert Diamond Cup with a rematch against Sporting Kansas City at 4 p.m. PT Saturday.

SKC beat the Sounders, 2-1, in Round 2 last Saturday.

Coach Sigi Schmid had said earlier that the tournament hoped to avoid rematches, but it became unavoidable when the only two teams the Sounders didn't play -- Real Salt Lake and Colorado -- finished 1-2 and therefore were paired in the final.

"We didn’t want to play Tucson again, and we didn’t want to play New England again because we have to play them in the opener," coach Sigi Schmid said, "so SKC made the most sense."

The other match of DDC's final day will have host FC Tucson facing the New England Revolution