David Falk has followed soccer in the Puget Sound region since 1974. This blog covers Sounders FC, local college soccer, Seattle Wolves FC, Tacoma Tide FC and Kitsap Pumas. Send tips or comments to: goalseattle@gmail.com
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Seattle Soccer Examiner

Seattle Soccer Examiner

Monday, June 30, 2008

Sounders v. GOATS USA in Cup Tuesday

Day of match reports:
Seattle Times
Seattle P-I

So which clubs will show up on Tuesday night at Starfire when the Sounders host Chivas USA? Will it be the scrappy Chivas USA with Brad Guzan in goal and story-of-the-year striker Jorge Flores playing havok up top? Will Sacha Kljestan lead a unified Goats effort? Or will the MLS side already be looking towards other more pressing league matches?

Will the Sounders be the world-beaters of the 2007 Open Cup or more like the club that has failed in two straight home league matches to take their chances and get a winning goal?

Read the club pre-match press release as post at www.SeattleSoccerTalk.com.

Read a Chivas USA 'revenge' story here.

Chivas USA will be without former Sounder striker Mike Galindo (injury). Ante Razov returned from an injury in their most-recent match against New York Red Bulls.

The videos below paint a picture of a struggling Chivas USA side who didn't bother out-bidding Seattle for this match.

If Chivas USA beat the Sounders, they have also been outbid by the Carolina Railhawks for hosting the next round if Carolina beats Kansas City.

Last year at Qwest Field the combination of Sebastien Le Toux and Roger Levesque was too much for the Chivas defense as Seattle advanced 3-1 in cup play.

This year Levesque has been injured on and off for weeks at a time. His status remains doubtful for this match.

Kick off is at 7:00 PM at Starfire Sports Stadium in Tukwila. Tickets are $20 at the gate.

The match will be broadcast live over the internet for free at http://usl.playonsports.tv/.

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