SEATTLE, WASH. – U.S. Soccer today announced that Seattle Sounders FC is hosting USL Championship club San Diego Loyal SC in the Third Round of the 2023 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The match is being held at Starfire Stadium, with date, time, ticketing and broadcast details forthcoming.
A draw to determine the pairings in the Third Round was held earlier today by U.S. Soccer. Sounders FC is 23-7-4 (19-3-1 at home) 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 San Diego, the team's Round of 32 opponent and location will be determined via another draw following the Third Round.
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 a 2-1 win over the LA Galaxy last weekend, Sounders FC returns home to face Western-Conference leading St. Louis CITY SC on Saturday, April 8 on the Emerald Queen Casino Pitch at Lumen Field (7:30 p.m. PT / Apple TV – Watch Free, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM).