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University of Washington v Seattle U - NCAA 2nd Round Gamethread

The Battle of Seattle takes place this evening. This win or go home match features nearly a dozen Sounders connections and the match stadium will swell to a standing room only capacity.

The match will be streamed per at the Pac-12 site. With a kickoff at 5 PM it should be a dark night with a bitter chill and the best college soccer crowd this city has seen in a decade. The large amount of Seattle Sounders connections and the few miles between the two campuses mean that there will be thousands at the game.

Your UW sounders are Darwin Jones — one of our top HGP candidates, starting keeper Ryan Herman, Michael Gallagher, Ian Lange, Dom Dismuke, and Jimmy Oganga. On the Redhawks, you'll see WAC Freshman of the Year Kyle Bjornethun in defense, Austin Sweeney and Chase Hansen.

The Dawgs will have home-field advantage all the way to the College Cup should they continue to advance. A sellout is expected to the 1,9000-seat Husky Soccer Stadium, but standing room only tickets will also be available that could push the crowd well over that number. The unofficial record at the Husky Soccer Stadium is 3,403 when the Husky women topped UCLA, 1-0, on Oct. 22, 2000.

On the field the UW has more expected draftees and HGPs, but Seattle U rides a twelve match unbeaten streak. The Huskies are coached by Jamie Clark (no relation) who is a former MLS player and rising up in expectations for a future pro contract.

The Redhawks are led by local legend Pete Fewing. The oft-times analyst for Sounders FC dabbled with the Kitsap Pumas before going back to the college ranks.

TopDrawerSoccer expects five goals and a Dawg win.

But that isn't the only Sounder on Campus action today. At 2pm, Wake Forest and Sean Okoli host Navy in Winston-Salem. There should be a stream for that match here. The winner faces a likely matchup with Notre Dame, coached by Bobby Clark, father head UW head coach Jamie Clark.

And at 7pm, Stanford takes on 15th seed CSU Northridge, with two likely Sounder starters in Jordan Morris and Aaron Kovar. The Cardinal needed two amazing comebacks to win their first round game, first by scoring with seconds left in the match to force overtime and then by coming back from missing their first two kicks in the penalty shootout to win. So you can expect them to be full of belief. That game should be streamed here.

Also, UC Santa Barbara hosts Penn State at 6pm. Sounder defender Brandon Brockway has been out injured for the Gauchos, but that shoudn't change our rooting interest.

And finally for Sounders U23 fans, Aodhann Quinn — who repped the rave green for the U23s the last two PDL seasons — has powered Akron into a second round matchup with Marquette at 3pm, streamed here. The senior will no doubt be picked in the Superdraft in the offseason and we should expect the Sounders to give him a look after seeing him up close on the U23s.

This is your multi-gamethread.

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