Considering both the Seattle Sounders and Sporting Kansas City played games over the weekend, the starting lineups they are putting out for Wednesday's U.S. Open Cup final are about as good as could be expected. The only regular starters for the Sounders not in the lineup are Brad Evans and Adam Johansson. Sporting KC will use a lineup that is missing CJ Sapong and Aurélien Collin, who is serving a yellow-card suspension.
Kickoff for the game is supposed to be 9 p.m. Eastern, but there have been severe weather warnings that will delay the start of the match by at least 30 minutes.
SKC Starting XI: GK Jimmy Nielsen (captain), RB Chance Myers, CB Lawrence Olum, CB Matt Besler, LB Seth Sinovic, RM Paulo Nagamura, CM Julio Cesar, CM Roger Espinoza, LM Graham Zusi, F Teal Bunbury, F Kei Kamara. SKC Bench: Eric Kronberg, Michael Harrington, Neven Markovic, Jacob Peterson, Michael Thomas, Soony Saad, CJ Sapong.
SEA Starting XI: GK Michael Gspurning, RB Zach Scott, CB Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, CB Patrick Ianni, LB Leonardo Gonzalez, RM Mauro Rosales (captain), CM Osvaldo Alonso, CM Andy Rose, LM Alex Caskey, F Fredy Montero, F Eddie Johnson. SEA Bench: Brad Evans, Jeff Parke, Marc Burch, Christian Tiffert, Steve Zakuani, Sammy Ochoa.