In 2015, the last time the Seattle Sounders met the Portland Timbers in the US Open Cup, the match featured a 3-1 Seattle home loss, three red cards and Clint Dempsey ripping up the referee’s notebook. This time around, the Sounders were able to enact their revenge.
Reno 1868 FC were able to make their first Open Cup match a successful one – but they had to battle through 120 minutes of soccer and a penalty shootout to do it.
In a battle of two amateur teams from the Pacific Northwest, playing in downtown Seattle under the shadow of the Space Needle, OSA FC were able to knock off Seattle Sounders U-23s in a penalty shootout, winning 0-0 (5-3 on penalties) in the first round of the 2017 US Open Cup.
Cristian Roldan and Joevin Jones scored second-half goals to send the Sounders past the Kitsap Pumas at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwil, Wash.
Javier Castro smashed in a close-range shot in the final minute of regulation to lead Kitsap to a 1-0 victory over their PDL Northwest Division rivals, Seattle Sounders Under-23s, in Bremerton, Wash. on Wednesday night.
The Seattle Sounders are on their way to their fifth U.S. Open Cup Final in the last six years – and they couldn’t have gotten there in a more emphatic fashion.
It took extra time, a penalty shootout and a couple of local heroes to send the Seattle Sounders to the Quarterfinals of the US Open Cup for the fifth time in the last six years.
In front of a standing-room-only crowd, the Sounders swept aside amateur club PSA Elite 5-0 to reach the fifth round of the tournament. Kenny Cooper scored a pair of goals, Brad Evans and Cam Weaver added first-half tallies and Sean Okoli chipped in with a fifth late in the match.
The Fresno Fuego pulled off one of the upsets of the round in the US Open Cup, knocking off the professional side Orange County Blues 2-0 behind some solid defending and two opportunistic goals.
Spartans Futbol Club and Seattle Sporting FC are each one step closer to making the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup in their debut seasons in the National Premier Soccer League’s brand-new Northwest Conference.