7:33 PM EDT, Tue September 16, 2014
Brotherly Game 20 hours ago

Opposite View: Four, no FIVE questions with Sounder At Heart - US Open Cup Edition

This week we talk with Dave Clark of Sounder At Heart, SBN's Seattle Sounders blog, about the upcoming US Open Cup Final between the Philadelphia Union and Seattle. Questions and hijinks ensued. tBG) What has changed with the Sounders since the teams last met back on May 3? SAH) A few personnel things are different. Dylan Remick and Djimi Traore have both been in and out of injury and are unlikely to start. Gonzalo Pineda may be getting pushed out of the starting lineup by Andy Rose. More significant than the changes in players is how Seattle is playing. Back then Seattle's only hope...

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Countdown to Philly-Sounders for Open Cup

Lineups: For Seattle: Frei; Yedlin, Marshall, Scott, Gonzalez; Evans, Alonso, Rose, Neagle; Barrett Dempsey. Reserves: Hahnemann, ANibaba, Azira, Cooper, Martins, Pappa, Pineda. Pregame: The Sounders will play for their fourth U.S. Open Cup championship tonight, and along with it a return to CONCACAF Champions League, and the first of who knows how much hardware that the 2014 season may or may not produce. The match begins at around 4:35 Pacfic Time. Unfortunately, I’m not in Pennsylvania, but I’ll be watching the game and we’ll keep the blog going before, during and after the match,...
Seattle Times 45 mins ago

Sounders FC vs. Philadelphia Union, U.S. Open Cup final, pre-match lineup

Here are the lineups for tonight's U.S. Open Cup final at PPL Park in Philadelphia, as Obafemi Martins, Marco Pappa and Gonzalo Pineda all start on the Seattle bench:

Sounders FC vs. Philadelphia Union, U.S. Open Cup final, live chat

Join the conversation as the Sounders go for their fourth U.S. Open Cup title at PPL Park in Philadelphia. Chat goes live a few minutes before the scheduled 4:30 p.m. PST kickoff.

Updated: Watch parties planned for the U.S. Open Cup final

Good luck finding next week's U.S. Open Cup final in your television listings: The match will be televised only on GolTV, a premium channel that isn't even available on some major carriers. The Sounders will host an official team viewing party for Tuesday's match in Philadelphia at the Market Arms in Ballard, one of several sprinkled around the city that will be showing the game. The full list of watch-party venues named in the team release is below, and feel free to throw others in the comment section. Sounders FC Official Viewing Party: The Market Arms -- 2401 NW Market St., Seattle, WA...

Cup final comes: Philly-Sounders for Open Cup

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC (17-7-3 IN MLS) AT PHILADELPHIA UNION (9-9-10 IN MLS) 4:30 p.m., PPL Park, Chester, Pennsylvania TV: GOLtv, and streaming through Klowdtv.com subscription. RADIO: None. Free audio streaming at SoundersFC.com. HEAD TO HEAD: Seattle leads 3-2-2 overall. The Union leads 1-0-2 at home. The Sounders came from behind to win the MLS regular-season home match May 3. NOTES: This is the final of the 101st U.S. Open Cup, a single-elimination tournament open to all professional and amateur clubs affiliated with U.S. Soccer. It is recognized as the nation’s club championship. … The...
Tacoma News-Tribune 18 hours ago

Sounders seeking fourth U.S. Open Cup title

There’s special meaning for Kenny Cooper, while Philly coach wants championship for his city.
Seattle Times 23 hours ago

Sounders meet Philadelphia Union for U.S. Open Cup title

Sounders and Union will play for title not far from where Bethlehem Steel F.C. established itself as the best of U.S. soccer a century ago.
Seattle Times Sep 15, 2014

Video: U.S. Open Cup final preview

Sounders reporter Matt Pentz and Philly.com's Jonathan Tannenwald discuss the matchup between Seattle and Philadelphia in the 101st U.S. Open Cup final on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in Chester, PA.

Both coaches talk about Open Cup final

Here is some of what Sounders coach Sigi Schmid and Union coach Jim Curtin had to say today about the U.S. Open Cup final at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday from Pennsylvania. SCHMID: We’re happy to be playing a team that’s playing well right now. It’s going to be a tough game, a competitive game, a fun one to watch and a good game. Hopefully all the fans will come out and watch the game and will have a good time of it. On the reward of CONCACAF Champions League: Champions League is a competition that we’ve been in in the … Read more »

More from FIFA on CenturyLink field

A FIFA spokesperson got back to me with a few answers to questions around the story last week of the FieldTurf at CenturyLink Field being downgraded from two-stars (pro quality) to one-star (recreational quality) while awaiting results from a new test. Q: Did CenturyLink Field’s turf test out to 1-star, or what it simply downgraded for lack of a recent test? When was it dropped from 2 stars to 1 star? A: The field was tested on 24th and 25th August to renew the 2 Star certification (only valid for 1 year). Now the test … Read more »

Man Utd beats QPR 4-0; Green makes Hamburg debut

To the backdrop of fans chanting "We're going to win the league," United ended its got its first win under coach Louis van Gaal following an 0-1-2 start to the Premier League season and a loss in the League Cup. Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera scored their first goals for United, Wayne Rooney added a third before the break and Juan Mata also found the net against QPR to give Van Gaal his first win in five competitive matches with the club. Raul Bobadilla's second-half goal was enough for Augsburg to grind out a 1-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt for the club's first victory this season. New...

Sounder could feel the game-winner coming

There’s some reaction from Sigi Schmid and from Real Salt Lake in posts below. Here’s some of what the Sounders’ players had to say Friday after their 3-2 win over RSL: Midfielder Andy Rose, who got the game-winner in stoppage time (On how he’s improving…) “Just learning to time my runs. There were a few times I could have stayed back a little bit and been more patient and come onto the ball. Learning the timing-I do a lot of that at training and just enjoying scoring goals.” (On if the team felt as game-winner was coming…) “Definitely. … Read more »

Sounders FC vs. Real Salt Lake, post-match quotes

Sounders FC Head Coach Sigi Schmid (Opening Statement…) “[It was] definitely an exciting game, for sure. [There were] a couple of fantastic goals—Lamar Neagle’s goal. Joao Plata had a great goal as well. There were a couple of good combination goals—the goal from Obafemi (Martins) and from (Javier) Morales, then a goal through a little bit of effort and determination by Andy Rose. We said at the beginning of the season that we are a team that is going to play from minute 1 through minute 90 or 95. That’s something we  have showed off and we showed it again tonight. It’s...

RSL: Red card deserved, changed the game

Here’s some of what Real Salt Lake had to say tonight after their 3-2 loss in Seattle — shorthanded, and with the game-winning goal deep into stoppage time: Real Salt Lake Head Coach – Jeff Cassar (On Nat Borchers mistake…) ” They are a dangerous team. They have good attacking players. We got caught and you never want to leave yourself exposed 1v1.” (On the red card..) “I haven’t seen it yet but my staff has and they feel that it probably was a red card.” (On the effect of the red card…) “Obviously that changed the game. We … Read more »

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