The Sounders and Real Salt Lake meet tonight in a play-in game for the U.S. Open Cup (7 p.m., Starfire, sold out, no local broadcast). Or is it just that a bunch of reserves in Sounders and RSL kits?
I love US Open Cup — the whole idea of opening the tournament to all levels of the sport is just one of the great things about soccer. However, the US Open Cup is no FA Cup. Especially for MLS teams, who have little to gain lots to lose.
So — as longtime fans of the USL Sounders know…