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MATCH INFORMATION MATCH PREVIEW · PDF file 2016-06-28 · MATCH INFORMATION MATCH PREVIEW Seattle Sounders FC continues its quest for a record fifth Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title

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    Seattle Sounders FC continues its quest for a record fifth Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title Tuesday evening against Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium (7:00 p.m. PT / Live-streamed on Sounder-, KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, El Rey 1360 AM) after beating Kitsap Pumas 2-0 in the Fourth Round on June 15. The two MLS sides meet each other in the tournament’s Round of 16.

    Four-time U.S. Open Cup champion, Seattle has displayed dom- inance in the tournament since joining MLS in 2009. This unprec- edented stretch ties Chicago Fire for the most U.S. Open Cup championships by an MLS club. In 2011, the Rave Green became the first club since 1968 to win three straight U.S. Open Cups. In its four championship runs, the Rave Green beat D.C. United on the road in the 2009 Final, and ousted the Columbus Crew and Chicago Fire at CenturyLink Field in 2010 and 2011. Seattle then won the 2014 tournament with a 3-1 extra time road win over the Philadelphia Union 3-1 at PPL Park.

    Following Tuesday’s match, Sounders FC continues its road swing with a road match against Toronto FC at BMO Field on Sat- urday, July 2 (4:30 p.m. PT / JOEtv, ROOT SPORTS, KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, El Rey 1360 AM)

    Table of Contents Page 2016 Schedule 2 This Week vs. Real Salt Lake 3 2016 at a Glance 4 Sounders FC History 5 Awards and Transactions 6 2016 Roster 7 Statistics and Box Scores 8 Mini-Bios 11

    2016 MLS SNAPSHOT SEATTLE SALT LAKE Overall Record 5-9-1 8-5-3 Goals Scored 13 27 Goals Allowed 19 26 Goal Differential -6 1

    Individual Leaders: Goals Morris (5) Movsisyan (6) Assists Ivanschitz (3) Plata (6) Goalkeeper Frei (1.21) Rimando (1.69)



    Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup - Fifth Round Kickoff: June 28, 2016 | 7:00 p.m. PT

    Location: Rio Tinto Stadium | Sandy, Utah

    Referee: Alex Chilowicz Assistants: Eduardo Mariscal, Brad Jensen Fourth Official: T.J. Zablocki


    Video Stream:

    Local Radio: KIRO Radio 97.3 FM Talent: Matt Johnson and Steve Zakuani

    Local Radio (Spanish): El Rey 1360 AM Talent: Mario Rodriguez and Felipe Maqueda


    A variety of media resources - including Sounders FC’s 2016 media guide, player and coach interviews, archived press releases, photos for editorial use, game guides, credential re- quest forms - can be found via

    Audio files - including post-match media scrums with players and Head Coach Sigi Schmid’s press conferences - can be found via


    Facebook: Twitter: @SoundersFC | @LiveSounders @WINSounders | @SoundersAcademy

  • SOUNDERS FC at REAL SALT LAKE | JUNE 28, 2016 - 7:00 P.M. PT


    Home sellouts since 2009


    2016 ALL COMPETITIONS RECORD: 6-10-2 (HOME: 5-4-1; AWAY: 1-6-1) DAY DATE OPPONENT TIME (PT) TV/ATT. W-L-D POS GOAL SCORERS MARCH (0-3-0, 2 GF, 5 GA) Tue. 2/23 Club America D, 2-2 42,836 SCCL Knockout SEA: Dempsey (44, 52); CA: Quintero (45), Peralta (70) Wed. 3/2 at Club America L, 2-3 SCCL Knockout SEA: Aguilar (41 - OG); CA: Quintero (42), Peralta (45+1), Andrade (50) Sun. 3/6 Sporting KC L, 1-0 39,525 0-1-0 T-8 SEA: None; SKC: Coelho (73) Sat. 3/12 at Real Salt Lake L, 1-2 19,282 0-2-0 T-9 SEA: Alonso (28); RSL: Obayan (43), Olave (86) Sat. 3/19 Vancouver L, 1-2 40,012 0-3-0 10 SEA: Ivanschitz (52); VAN: Morales (10, 74)

    APRIL (3-1-1, 6 GF, 5 GA) Sat. 4/2 Montreal W, 1-0 39,705 1-3-0 10 SEA: Dempsey (79); MTL: None Sun. 4/10 at Houston D, 1-1 20,975 1-3-1 10 SEA: Marshall (90+4); HOU: Barnes (35) Sat. 4/16 Philadelphia W, 2-1 39,620 2-3-1 8 SEA: Marshall (41), Morris (71); PHI: Le Toux (73) Sat. 4/23 at Colorado L, 1-3 17,294 2-4-1 9 SEA: Morris (63); COL: Jones (20), Solignac (51), Doyle (86) Sat. 4/30 Columbus W, 1-0 39,473 3-4-1 9 SEA: Morris (88); CLB: None

    MAY (1-3-0, 3 GF, 5 GA) Sat. 5/7 San Jose W, 2-0 39,570 4-4-1 8 SEA: Dempsey (26), Morris (89); SJ: None Sat. 5/14 at FC Dallas L, 0-2 14,630 4-5-1 8 SEA: None; DAL: Diaz (3), Barrios (80) Sat. 5/21 Colorado L, 0-1 41,028 4-6-1 8 SEA: None; COL: Sjoberg (43) Sat. 5/28 at New England L, 1-2 21,456 4-8-1 9 SEA: Kovar (7); NE: Nguyen (24), Hollinger-Janzen (80)

    JUNE (1-2-0, 2 GF, 4 GA) Wed. 6/1 at D.C. United W, 2-0 15,174 5-7-1 9 SEA: Morris (79), J. Jones (83); DC: None Wed. 6/15 Kitsap Pumas W, 2-0 3,515 Fourth Round SEA: Roldan (71), J. Jones (90+1); KIT: None Sun. 6/19 at New York L, 0-2 21,102 5-8-1 9 SEA: None; NYR: Grella (18, 59) Sat. 6/25 New York City L, 0-2 47,537 5-9-1 9 SEA: None; NYC: Lampard (38), Matarrita (87) Tue. 6/28 at Real Salt Lake 7:00 p.m. USOC Fifth Round

    JULY Sat. 7/2 at Toronto TBD JOEtv Tue. 7/5 West Ham United Friendly Sat. 7/9 LA Galaxy 12:00 p.m. ESPN Wed. 7/13 FC Dallas 7:30 p.m. Q13 FOX Sun. 7/17 at Portland 12:00 p.m. FOX Sun. 7/24 at Sporting KC 12:00 p.m. ESPN Sun. 7/31 LA Galaxy 1:00 p.m. ESPN

    AUGUST Sun. 8/7 at Orlando 4:00 p.m. FS1 Sun. 8/14 Real Salt Lake 4:00 p.m. FS1 Sun. 8/21 Portland 6:30 p.m. FS1 Wed. 8/24 at Houston 6:00 p.m. JOEtv Sun. 8/28 at Portland 2:00 p.m. ESPN

    SEPTEMBER Sat. 9/10 at San Jose 7:30 p.m. JOEtv Sat. 9/17 Vancouver 1:00 p.m. JOEtv Sun. 9/25 at LA Galaxy TBD ESPN Wed. 9/28 Chicago 7:30 p.m. JOEtv

    OCTOBER Sun. 10/2 at Vancouver 5:00 p.m. FS1 Wed. 10/12 Houston 7:30 p.m. JOEtv Sun. 10/16 at FC Dallas 4:00 p.m. JOEtv Sun. 10/23 Real Salt Lake 1:00 p.m. JOEtv

    *International Friendly *Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup *Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League

  • SOUNDERS FC at REAL SALT LAKE | JUNE 28, 2016 - 7:00 P.M. PT


    SOUNDERS FC OPEN CUP RECORD Overall 22-2-3 Home 18-1-1 Away 4-1-2

    When leading at half 11-0-0 When tied at half 10-2-3 When trailing at half 1-0-0 When scoring first 19-0-1 When conceding first 3-2-2 With 0 goals scored 0-1-0 With 1 goal scored 4-1-3 With 2 goals scored 8-0-0 With 3 goals scored 4-0-0 With 4+ goals scored 6-0-0 Conceding 0 goals 10-0-0 Conceding 1 goal 12-1-3 Conceding 2+ goals 0-1-0

    ABOUT REAL SALT LAKE Real Salt Lake currently sits in third place in the Western Conference with 27 points. The club has posted an 8-5-3 record in the 2016 campaign, including an unblemished 5-0-1 mark at home. RSL’s 27 goals scored ranks tied for third-most in the conference, while its 26 goals allowed ranks as the third-most in the West. Prior to a 2-0 road loss to FC Dallas on June 25, RSL was unbeat- en in three league matches, including a 3-2 win at New York City FC and a 2-1 home win versus the New York Red Bulls.

    In the Fourth Round of the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, RSL topped USL side Wilmington Hammerheads in a penalty-kick shootout on June 14 at Rio Tinto Stadium. After falling behind to a 2-0 deficit early in the second half, Joao Plata and Burrito Martinez scored in the 64th and 87th minute, respectively, to send the two sides to a shootout after a scoreless extra time period. The host club topped the visitors 3-1 on penalties.

    RAVE GREEN TOP KITSAP PUMAS Second-half goals from Cristian Roldan and Joevin Jones gave Seattle Sound- ers FC a 2-0 win over the Kitsap Pumas on June 15 in the Fourth Round of the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Starfire Stadium. Aaron Kovar and Erik Friberg recorded the assists and goalkeeper Tyler Miller kept a clean-sheet as the Rave Green advance to the Fifth Round of the tournament.

    After 70 minutes of scoreless play, Roldan put Seattle on the board first when he found the end of a Kovar cross inside the 18-yard-box and put a deflected shot past Kitsap goalkeeper Matt Grosey for the 1-0 lead. The goal marks the second professional goal for Roldan, who previously scored in the 2014 Sounders FC 2 season-opener against Sacramento Republic FC, also held at Starfire Stadium. Jones, who came on as a substitute in the 63rd minute, made it 2-0 in sec- ond-half stoppage time when he got behind the defense on a through-ball from Friberg. The winger from Trinidad & Tobago calmly put a well-placed shot into the back of the net for his second goal in as many games. Jones scored his first Sounders FC goal in the club’s last competitive match, a 2-0 win at D.C. United on June 1. Sounders FC is now 22-2-3 all-time since joining MLS in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play, including a 18-1-1 record at home. Winner of the U.S. Open Cup in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014, Sounders FC is tied with the Chicago Fire for the most titles in the tournament among MLS clubs. Maccabi Los Angeles and Bethlehem Steel FC hold the record with five wins apiece. In 2011, Sound- ers FC became the first team since 1968 to win three consecutive Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup championships

    GOING FOR THE RECORD Tuesday’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup clash is Seattle’s next step in its attempt to recapture the title last claimed two years ago. In 2014, Sounders FC became the second MLS team to win its fourth Open Cup trophy, joining the Chicago Fire.

    All told, 11 teams in the 101-year history of the tournament have won three or more championships. Maccabi Los Angeles and Bethlehem Steel lead all teams with five wins, while the Greek American AA, Philadelphia Ukranians, Chicago Fire and Fall River Marksmen have all captured four titles. Along with Sounders FC, the other three-time winners include the New York Pancypri- an-Freedoms, Stix, Baer and Fuller, D.C. U

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