SEATTLE, WASH. – U.S. Soccer today announced that Seattle Sounders FC is traveling to face the LA Galaxy in the Round of 32 of the 2023 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The date, time and broadcast details for the match are forthcoming.
A draw to determine the Round of 32 pairings was held earlier today by U.S. Soccer. Sounders FC is 24-6-5 (4-4-3 on the road) all-time in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play, a domestic knockout tournament that Seattle has won four times since joining MLS in 2009 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2014). Should the Rave Green advance past Galaxy, the team's opponent and location for the Quarterfinals will be determined via another draw following the Round of 32.
Seattle advanced to the Round of 32 with a thrilling 5-4 win after extra time over San Diego Loyal SC last night. The game featured the first career First Team goals for Reed Baker-Whiting, Ethan Dobbelaere and Paul Rothrock. Fredy Montero also scored a brace, including the game-winning penalty kick in the third minute of stoppage time of the second extra time period.
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup – the oldest continuous soccer competition in the United States and the third-longest domestic cup competition globally – is open to all United States Soccer Federation (USSF) affiliated teams. With its four Open Cup titles, Sounders FC is tied with the Chicago Fire and Sporting Kansas City for the most titles among MLS clubs. Maccabi Los Angeles and Bethlehem Steel FC hold the record with five wins apiece, but neither club is active any longer. In 2011, Sounders FC became the first team since 1968 to win three consecutive Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup championships.
Following the 5-4 extra time victory over San Diego Loyal SC last night, Sounders FC hits the road to take on Real Salt Lake on Saturday, April 29 (6:30 p.m. PT / Apple TV, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM).