Sounders Insider

Countdown to kickoff: Open Cup Final, 4:30 p.m.

Seattle Sounders FC goes for its first trophy tonight: the U.S. Open Cup against defending Cup champion D.C. United at (one-third full) RFK Stadium.

The game is on Fox Soccer Channel, and if you don't get that -- or are just feeling social -- there's a list of places to watch in a post below. There's also a pretty good debate about the importance of this game compared to, say, the Sept. 12 league game back at RFK.

Feel free to pick up that discussion down there or pick it up here. I'll keep this post open until just before kickoff, and then open a new running post for in-game and postgame discussion.

Meanwhile, here's the TNT's preview coverage.

And a look from the MLS site.

And more from The Cup site.