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Today's game sold out ... other tickets available

Today's game between Los Angeles and Sounders FC is sold out, like all those that came before it. It can be watched on KONG 6/16 at noon.

However, a variety of other Sounders tickets are on sale or about to go on sale for those planning ahead:

US Open Cup: The Sounders will host the Colorado Rapids in a U.S. open Cup play-in match at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 at Starfire Sports Stadium in Tukwila. Tickets are now on sale, All are general admission: $15 for covered grandstand seating and $10 for uncovered bleacher seats. Information is available at SounderFC.com.

CONCACAF Gold Cup: The two-time defending champion USA will play a first-round match of the 2009 Gold Cup on Saturday, July 4. The U.S. will face Grenada at 6 p.m. in the second match of the Gold Cup double header. The first match will pair Haiti and Honduras at 4 p.m. pt. for ticket purchases and information visit www.ticketmaster.com, www.GoldCup.org and www.Copaoro.org.

Chelsea: At 10 a.m. Monday, tickets will go on sale for the Sounders' July 18 game against English Premier League side Chelsea. Call 1-877-MLS-goal or visit www.soundersfc.com.

Barcelona: Announced just this week, the Sounders will play FC Barcelona at Qwest Field on Aug. 5. Tickets for that game go on sale June 15.

Partial plan: By the way, the Sounders have still have available some partial season ticket plans, which include the Chelsea and Barca games.

Here's a bit from the Sounders that puts their attendance run in perspective:

Seattle has played to capacity crowds in each of its first four matches on the Xbox pitch at Qwest Field, and the Galaxy game marks the fifth

sellout. More than 118,000 fans have watched the first four home Sounders FC games. A throng of 32,523 had watched the inaugural home match versus new York. the last three home games have also

sold out: real salt lake (28,548), Kansas City (28,746) and San Jose (28,838). In addition to this week's game with the Galaxy (May 10), the next four dates are also sold out: Columbus Crew (May 30), San Jose (June 13), D.C. united (June 17) and Colorado Rapids (June 28). Stadium capacity for the remaining MLS matches is listed as 27,700. The

average attendance through four home dates is 29,664.

By the way, this might be the week that the Sounders announce they are opening up some additional seats in the south end zone to create some additional ticket availability for the remaining regular-season matches.

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