A long awaited match, the Kitsap Pumas have been on the path to meet the Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer the past two years only to be knocked out of the potential Puget Sound derby by a professional club, the Portland Timbers. By downing the visiting Real Colorado Foxes 3-1 Tuesday night in the US Open Cup Second Round a second consecutive win over rival PDL competition, the finally got to turn in that ticket.
In a brand new way to qualify for the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, the Kitsap Pumas defeated the Portland Timbers U23s 3-2 in a PDL regular season match that doubled as a tiebreaker for qualification. The Pumas will travel to El Paso, Tx. for their opening round match on June 14 where they will face fellow PDL side Chivas El Paso Patriots.