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One result away from Sounders-Timbers match

The Portland Timbers defeated the Kitsap Pumas tonight, 3-0, in a first-round game of the U.S. Open Cup. All goals came in the second half.

Looking on interestedly on this beautiful evening at Bremerton Memorial Stadium were Sounders coach Sigi Schmid and assistant coach Brian Schmetzer.

Part of that interest may come from the fact that the USL Timbers are now one Open Cup win away from a third-round match with the MLS Sounders.

That will happen if the Timbers can get past the Sonoma (Calif.) County Sol, perhaps on June 16. The Sol -- of the United States Adult Soccer Association -- advanced with a over Orange County Blue Star.

If it happens, the Sounders-Timbers match would take place on or around June 30, probably in Portland.

(About three dozen or so members of the Timbers' Army made the trip to Bremerton and seemed to have a fine time annoying the locals. Let's just assume a few more would be in attendance for a Seattle-Portland match in the Rose City ... or anywhere.)

Here are the Open Cup brackets.