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Sounders Only MLS Side Guaranteed to Not Host Third Round US Open Cup

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After yesterday's First Round 2010 US Open Cup matches the potential hosts for Round Three have been revealed. It would seem that many teams have learned from DC United and are pursuing efforts to host as many matches as possible in this tourney. Since there is a bidding process in this tourney one can get an image of how important a team takes the tournament based on how aggressively they bid to host.

In the Sounders case they were out-bid by both the Kitsap Pumas and the Portland Timbers. So no matter who wins that match, Sounders fans will be traveling. The only question is will they be traveling across the Sound to face a bunch of former Sounders (Fishbaugher, Cascio, Besagna and trialists Perdido and Wallace) or will we had south to visit our city's favorite little brother?

Kitsap hosts Portland for the Second Round on June 22nd, which is a Tuesday, but it is live and relatively local soccer.

Disappointed that Seattle won't be hosting the Third Round, though they didn't last year when they won it all?