Both teams are using what amount to A- starting lineups in the U.S. Open Cup final.
The Sounders will try to win their record-setting fourth consecutive U.S. Open Cup at Livestrong Sporting Park on Wednesday, but Sporting will have a raucous crowd behind them as they try to break an eight-year trophy drought.
If the Sounders can beat Sporting Kansas City in next month's U.S. Open Cup final, they'll join a very elite international group of teams that have won their domestic cup four straight times.
There are a lot of cool things about a Sounders vs. Sporting final and none about a Chivas vs. Union final.
Eric Wynalda has made a name with his outspoken ways, but he seems dead-set on making Cal FC's run about the players.
With seven of 14 MLS teams losing on Tuesday, it was an embarrassing day for the league, but it may have been a nice boost for the U.S. Open Cup.
U.S. Open Cup appears likely to expand to 64 teams, including all 16 U.S.-based MLS sides. Rumored changes also include earlier start and finish date.
The Seattle Sounders won their third straight U.S. Open Cup without playing a single game this year on the road. That could change in future tournaments
History is on the line Tuesday night as the Seattle Sounders go for their third straight US Open Cup. Can the Chicago Fire spoil their fun and win their club's fifth title?