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Sounders v PSA Elite US Open Cup - Gamethread

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During the World Cup break the amount of domestic, competitive soccer is greatly reduced. On this Wednesday night SoundersFC.com will stream a Fourth Round Open Cup match from the hallowed grounds of Starfire.

Zach Scott has more US Open Cup starts than any other MLS era Sounder
Zach Scott has more US Open Cup starts than any other MLS era Sounder
Mike Russell


With the amount of injuries, the desire to get rest for some of the older players and this being only an amateur side Sigi Schmid should start a rather young squad. We know that Marcus Hahnemann will be in goal. Outside of that it will be just guessing until the formal announcement at Starfire.

Sounders FC had most of last week off, just returning to practices on Monday (informal sessions probably took place prior to that). But the Reserve side has experience together. They are 2-1-2 +1 in Reserves play and dominated their games against regional colleges (except that UW game).

This game is not about PSA Elite. It is about adjusting the conditions at Starfire (smaller, faster) and not underestimating the talent on the other side.

Time: 7:00 PM
Local TV:
SoundersFC.com or Sounders FC's YouTube channel (Fletcher)
Spanish Radio:
ESPN Deportes 1490 (Aleman, Mendenez)

Referee: Baboucarr Jallow
Assistants: Jeremy Hanson, Levi Rippy, 4th official: Josh Wilkens

Things to Watch

  • PSA Elite's ability to pack the smaller defensive third
  • Speed of transitions
  • Marcus Hahnemann
  • Seattle's youth

How I'm Watching
Scarf: Heritage 2.0 if cold
Kit: No branded gear
Where I'm Watching: Press Box

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