We're down to the final day and hours before the Sounders play in the U.S. Open Cup final at D.C. United.
The game in only on FSC -- not FSN but FSC, the Fox Soccer Channel. So, heads up. But if you don't have that channel as part of your cable or dish package, the GoSounders.com website has created this ever-growing list of public places where you can watch the game. Included is Doyle's in Tacoma.
Meanwhile, here's an early preview of the match:
SEATTLE SOUDNERS FC
AT D.C. UNITED
4:30 p.m. Wednesday, RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
TV: Fox Soccer Channel.
Radio: 1210 AM (Spanish broadcast only).
Head-to-head: The teams played to a 3-3 draw at Qwest Field on June 16, when Seattle gave up a two-goal second-half lead.
U.S Open Cup: This is the oldest soccer tournament in the United States, created in 1914 as the National Challenge Cup. Similar to England's famed FA Cup, it is open to professional and amateur clubs through all levels of the United States Soccer Federation. … The Sounders reached the final with wins over Real Salt Lake, Colorado, USL-1 Portland, Kansas City and Houston. United defeated FC Dallas, New York Red Bulls, USL-2 Ocean City, USL-2 Harrisburg and USL-1 Rochester. … If the game is tied at the end of regulation, there will be 30 minutes of overtime. If the tie remains, the winner will be determined by penalty kicks.
Notes: Seattle is playing for its first trophy in club history. United has more trophies than any other MLS team: five MLS Cups, four Supporters Shields, one InterAmerican Cup, and two U.S. Open Cups. DCU is the defending Open Cup champion. … Seattle defender Jhon Kennedy Hurtado is ineligible after receiving a red card in the cup semifinal against Houston. Defender Tyrone Marshall (hamstring) is out, Taylor Graham (ankle) is questionable, Brad Evans (shin) and Stephen King (hamstring) are probable. … This is United's ninth match in 32 days as the club is mixing league, Open Cup and CONCACAF Champions League games.
Next: Seattle returns to league play at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12, back at RFK against D.C. United.
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