SEATTLE, WASH. – Tickets are on sale today for Sounders FC’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Third Round match vs. San Diego Loyal SC on Wednesday, April 26 at Starfire Stadium (7:00 p.m. PT). Following a pre-sale for Sounders FC Season Members that began at 10:00 a.m. PT, tickets are available to the general public today at 1:00 p.m. PT via Ticketmaster or SoundersFC.com/Tickets. Complete broadcast details are forthcoming.
MEDIA NOTE: Sounders FC 2023 season-long credentials are accepted for home U.S. Open Cup matches at Starfire Stadium. Media interested in applying for a single-match credential for April 26 vs. San Diego should apply via SoundersFC.com/Credentials.
A draw to determine the pairings in the Third Round was held last week 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 3-0 win over St. Louis CITY SC that saw the Rave Green vault to the top of the Western Conference, Seattle now prepares for its first Cascadia Cup match of 2023 against the Portland Timbers on Saturday, April 15 at Providence Park (7:30 p.m. PT / Apple TV, iHeartMedia, El Rey 1360 AM).
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