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Sounders release Open Cup game details

And here they are:

The Seattle Sounders FC will host the Colorado Rapids in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play-in match on Tuesday, May 26 at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Pre-sale tickets will be offered to season ticket holders before being made available to the general public on May 9 at 10 a.m. All tickets are general admission and priced at $15 for covered grandstand seating and $10 for uncovered bleacher seats. There will be limited seating capacity.

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If Seattle defeats Colorado, it will advance to the Open Cup Round of 16. The other MLS play-in game features New York Red Bulls at D.C. United.

The top six Major League Soccer teams from 2008 qualified for the Open Cup, while Sounders FC and the other seven MLS teams must qualify to reach the tournament. Seattle defeated Real Salt Lake, 4-1, at Starfire on April 28 in its first play-in game.

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, the U.S. Soccer Federation's National Championship, is an annual competition open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. It is the oldest annual team tournament in U.S. sports history and among the oldest soccer tournaments of its type in the world.