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Sounders talk penalty kicks before U.S. Open Cup

One thing we know for sure is that the Sounders run of draws will end Tuesday night, when they meet the Colorado Rapids at Starfire. It's the U.S. Open Cup, and that's a tournament, and that demands a result. So it's regulation; followed by a 30-minute overtime, if necessary; followed by PKs, if necessary.

That's the topic of my preview story in the Tuesday paper. But meanwhile, here are the ways -- all different -- that three of the Sounders' top offensive players approach PKs:

Fredy Montero: "I just prepare, pick a spot and just hit it."

Sebastien Le Toux: "I pick a spot first, but I'm still watching him. If, of course, I see him moving to the side I choose, I change at the end. If he doesn't move, I keep my side."

Freddie Ljungberg: "Sometimes I look at the keeper, and sometimes I don't. Sometimes goalkeepers look at video, so you want to do it different every time so they can't read you."