Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sounders look to end Cal FC's dramatic Open Cup run

By Money Mike

It has been a hell of a run in the U.S. Open Cup for Cal FC, but now they need to find a way to get past the Seattle Sounders tonight at Starfire. This match will be televised nationally on FOX Soccer and will also be streamed live on soundersfc.com. Some fans have felt a little nervous about this match. In the first round, Cal FC got past the Kitsap Pumas 3-1. In the second round, they pounded the Wilmington Hammerheads 4-0. And of course in the third round, they pulled off a huge upset by defeating the Portland Timbers 1-0 in extra time at Jeld-Wen Field. The Sounders of course are coming off a 5-1 win over the Atlanta Silverbacks. Andy Rose and Alex Caskey each cashed in with their first Sounders goal, Ozzie Alonso picked up his first goal of the season and Sammy Ochoa scored two.

What to watch out for in this match:

I won't have much to say on this article. What I would look for is the Sounders to continue to attack for 90 minutes and really wear down the Cal FC backline. This has been my key to victory 24/7, and it's once again my key to victory. I'd much rather lose to the Earthquakes or the Minnesota Stars rather than Cal FC. Well actually, I'd rather not lose at all but hopefully you guys understand my point that a win by Cal FC over the Sounders would be a major upset. Time for the Sounders to make sure that doesn't happen.


  1. First match 5-1, this match should be 6-0 !!!

  2. Good prediction ended up being 5-0 which I'll take. So far Sounders in this U.S. Open Cup have outscored their opponents 10-1 although the opponents aren't even MLS quality(literally) so we'll see. If anything this should give them confidence as they were sputtering in MLS play as of late.

  3. I think the Open Cup should be taken seriously now. We're in the Quarterfinal stage and so far it's starting to feel like MLS is getting owned in this tournament. Five MLS clubs remain in this tournament so far.