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Sounders vs. Phoenix Rising: Highlights, stats and quotes

Kalani Kossa-Rienzi provides the late game-winner.

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The Seattle Sounders beat Phoenix Rising 2-1 in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 on Wednesday. The winning goal came from Kalani Kossa-Rienzi in the 88th minute, while Alex Roldan converted an equalizing penalty in the 67th minute. With the win, the Sounders improved to 25-1-3 in U.S. Open Cup games at Starfire Stadium, dating back to their USL days. The Sounders will next face Sacramento Republic in the quarterfinals on July 9-10.




Seattle Sounders FC 2 – Phoenix Rising FC 1

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Venue: Starfire Stadium

Referee: Brandon Stevis

Assistants: Hunter Zachwieja, Miles Crumley

Fourth Official: Chris Calderon

Attendance: 3,314

Weather: 60 degrees and clear


PHX – Remi Cabral (penalty) 45’+5’

SEA – Alex Roldan (penalty) 68’

SEA – Kalani Kossa-Rienzi (Danny Musovski) 88’ 


PHX – John Stenberg (caution) 66’

PHX – Juan Carlos Azocar (caution) 71’


Seattle Sounders FC – Andrew Thomas; Kalani Kossa-Rienzi*, Stuart Hawkins, Jonathan Bell (Jackson Ragen 45’+2’), Nouhou; Danny Leyva, Cristian Roldan (Alex Roldan 62’), Georgi Minoungou*, Dylan Teves (Snyder Brunell* 62’), Paul Rothrock (Cody Baker 86’); Danny Musovski 

Substitutes not used: Jacob Castro, Sota Kitahara, Osaze De Rosario*

*Tacoma Defiance player on short-term loan 

Total shots: 24

Shots on goal: 7

Fouls: 13

Offside: 2

Corner-Kicks: 6

Saves: 1

Phoenix Rising FC – Patrick Rakovsky; John Stenberg (Erickson Gallardo 90’+3’), Mohamed Traore, Alejandro Fuenmayor; Renzo Zambrano, Giulio Doratiotto (JP Scearce 79’), Gabi Torres (Juan Carlos Azocar 65’), Federico Varela (Emil Cuello 78’), Panayioti Armenakas, Edgardo Rito (Jose Hernandez 90’+3’); Remi Cabral

Substitutes not used: Rocco Rios Novo, Flood 

Total shots: 8

Shots on goal: 2

Fouls: 9

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 7

Saves: 5