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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Your Seattle Sounders Open Thread

Posted by on Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Over on this thread, commenter BusyB made a Sounders observation:

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Some website, which feels icky and is sponsored by the terribly named Xfinity, corroborates:

Aug 8, 2012 - The Seattle Sounders current run of three consecutive US Open Cup titles is impressive enough on its own. In the MLS era, no other team has won back-to-back titles, let alone three in a row. The Chicago Fire currently hold the record for most US Open Cups won by an MLS team with four, a number which the Sounders can equal with a win at Livestrong Sporting Park on Wednesday night. To equal the Fire's record of dominance of the competition in only their fourth season of existence as an MLS side would be a tremendous feat, but not the most impressive. Only one other team, Stix, Baer and Fuller, has won three consecutive US Open Cups, with the last victory in their run coming in 1935 (under the name St. Louis Central Breweries.) The Sounders have a chance to accomplish something unique in the entire 98 year history of the tournament. But to do so, they'll have to best one of the emerging powers of the Eastern Conference in their own stadium.

Good luck, Sounders.

 

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care bear 1
I wish I could have been at Sunday's game when they beat Landon Donovan's receding hairline.
Posted by care bear on August 8, 2012 at 4:17 PM · Report this
Tracy 2
But, is there any way to WATCH THE GAME ONLINE? It doesn't appear GolTV has a streaming function, and it's not a channel available with my cable package. ARgh!
Posted by Tracy on August 8, 2012 at 4:25 PM · Report this
nicholaus 3
Come on out to the bars! Plenty of bars are showing it.
Posted by nicholaus on August 8, 2012 at 4:29 PM · Report this
4
Thanks. We're going to win the US open cup.

http://youtu.be/9pTczkrDHFg
Posted by BusyB on August 8, 2012 at 4:32 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 5
Just go to one of the three pubs they list at the Sounders.

Like the George and Dragon.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on August 8, 2012 at 4:40 PM · Report this
6
@1, that was my first game ever. Quite a thrill. Though the sporting aspect was delight, the crowd was completely marvelous. I did spend the last half hour daydreaming about Montero and Beckham having a grudge fuck.
Posted by gloomy gus on August 8, 2012 at 4:41 PM · Report this
7
The who are playing in the what now?
Posted by Reader01 on August 8, 2012 at 5:25 PM · Report this
Fnarf 8
Oh for chrissakes, SBNation is a lot less icky than YOUR blog, Grant, and it's not "sponsored by Xfinity", unless you mean ads, which your own blog is choking full of. Aaron Campeau, who wrote the piece you linked to, is a great sportswriter dedicated to the Sounders, mostly on Sounder At Heart, the Sounders blog on SB Nation, which is probably the most heavily-trafficked soccer blog in America -- they'll probably top 1500 comments on the game thread. So, um, get stuffed.

I signed on for Gol through Comcast just because of this game. You can probably still do it too, if you have Comcast already and call right this minute. Cancel in a couple of days and you'll pay almost nothing. Or stick with it; the other channels in the Multilatino package feature a great deal of excellent Mexican transvestite and clown comedy programming.

WE'RE GONNA WIN THE US OPEN CUP!
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on August 8, 2012 at 5:32 PM · Report this
Grant Brissey, Emeritus 9
Oops, my mistake. It's "presented by" Xfinity. Also, my blog has zero ads on it.
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus http://www.grantropolis.com/ on August 8, 2012 at 5:44 PM · Report this
Fnarf 10
@9, the one you're commenting on here does. The one that posted this article here, which you wrote. In my world, that makes this "your blog".

I don't see "Xfinity", with or without the word "presented", anywhere on Seattle.SBNation.com.

You really ought to read Sounder at Heart if you're going to talk about the Sounders.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on August 8, 2012 at 5:49 PM · Report this
Fnarf 11
The game is delayed because of lightning. It should start at 6:41 now (any lightning strike within two miles = 30 minute delay).
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on August 8, 2012 at 5:57 PM · Report this
Free Lunch 12
The only think I know for sure is that the moment I look away from the TV, a goal will be scored.
Posted by Free Lunch on August 8, 2012 at 6:05 PM · Report this
13
@Fnarf <3
Posted by acblue http://myspace.com/chineseband on August 8, 2012 at 6:05 PM · Report this
Pithy Name 14
Lol, Fnarf.

@1 - It was a glorious game, made all the better by LA's kvetching after we beat them earlier in the year, 2-0. "We didnt' have our A-Team" they complained. Well, they had their A-Team out on Sunday, and we shut them down.

And I didn't think there was a player more whiny than Beckham. . . and then I watched Keane for 92 minutes.
Posted by Pithy Name on August 8, 2012 at 6:13 PM · Report this
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus http://www.grantropolis.com/ on August 8, 2012 at 6:16 PM · Report this
Fnarf 16
@14, Keane has always been...dramatic.

I have no idea if Beckham was able to hear my leather lungs belting out "you got no class" but I like to think so.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on August 8, 2012 at 6:21 PM · Report this
Fnarf 17
@15, you need Adblock. I can't see that.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on August 8, 2012 at 6:22 PM · Report this
18
Too bad about GolTV. And http://bit.ly/Mk7A3N should be taken down for pirating its feed to a live stream
Posted by thename on August 8, 2012 at 6:23 PM · Report this
19
You can watch the game for free here:

http://www.thefirstrow.eu/watch/134588/1…

You might get asked to download a plug-in, but you don't have to.
Posted by GoSounders on August 8, 2012 at 6:35 PM · Report this
Gern Blanston 20
@18. You rule! Thanks!
Posted by Gern Blanston on August 8, 2012 at 7:00 PM · Report this
JonnoN 21
is @18's link still working? not for me :(
Posted by JonnoN http://www.backnine.org/ on August 8, 2012 at 7:24 PM · Report this
Fnarf 22
Fucking McFuckinstain, we got robbed.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on August 8, 2012 at 9:32 PM · Report this
Pithy Name 23
. . . Salazar. Hate that guy.
Posted by Pithy Name on August 8, 2012 at 9:46 PM · Report this
24
Called back a penalty?! In a shootout?! Salazar needs to be retroactively retired.
Posted by thename on August 8, 2012 at 10:48 PM · Report this
25
Sorry @21: they canned it way quick. Hope you made it to a saloon in the vicinity to enjoy the remainder of the match
Posted by thename on August 8, 2012 at 10:51 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 26
The ref sucked.

Big time.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on August 8, 2012 at 11:53 PM · Report this
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@26 lol Salazar
Posted by acblue http://myspace.com/chineseband on August 9, 2012 at 12:33 AM · Report this

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