If the Kitsap Pumas beat the Real Colorado Foxes in tonight's U.S. Open Cup second in Bremerton, they would play the Seattle Sounders at Starfire on June 28. As you may have noticed, the Sounders play the New England Revolution on June 26. You don't have to be a math wiz to see that the Sounders would have to play that match on just one day's rest. If the Sounders end up playing the Foxes, the match will be held on June 30.
Playing against a PDL side, chances are the Sounders probably won't be fielding too many players from their first team, anyway, but this almost guarantees that they'll have to use a team of almost all reserves. That probably means we'll see the likes of Michael Tetteh, David Estrada, Taylor Graham, Mike Seamon and Terry Boss, who have made one MLS appearance between them this year. The good news is that all of these players have logged significant minutes for the Sounders reserves, who are 6-0-0 this season.
Sounders coach Sigi Schmid, assistant coach Kurt Schmid and general manager Adrian Hanauer will be going to the Kitsap Peninsula for tonight's game to scout the teams.
Tickets for the third-round match will go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. and will be available through the CenturyLink Field and Starfire box offices for no handling charge. If you can't make it out to one of the stadiums, TicketMaster will also have tickets. This year there are two tiers of tickets with covered seats going for $16 and uncovered seats on the south end going for $12.