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LouCity Matched with Seattle Sounders in Open Cup's Round of 32

April 18, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Louisville City FC News Release

Two of American soccer's most-decorated clubs will meet in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup's Round of 32 when Louisville City FC travels to play Seattle Sounders FC.

The May 8 matchup - drawn Wednesday by U.S. Soccer - will kick off at 10:30 p.m. ET at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Washington. Streaming coverage will air at

From the second-division USL Championship, LouCity advanced to this point after defeating third-division Greenville Triumph SC in the Open Cup's Third Round. The Round of 32 sees Major League Soccer clubs - among them the Sounders - enter the competition.

Either LouCity or Seattle will advance to meet the winner of Phoenix Rising FC at North Carolina FC in the Open Cup's Round of 16

The Open Cup, U.S. Soccer's annual knockout national championship tournament, is in its 109th edition. The winner will earn $300,000 in prize money and a berth in the Concacaf Champions Cup. The runner-up will earn $100,000, while the team that advances the furthest from each lower division will take home a $25,000 cash prize.

Seattle sits an uncharacteristically low 12th or 14 in MLS' Western Conference standings, though the Sounders started reversing form by going unbeaten in their last two games. Historically strong, Seattle has won the Open Cup a record four times in addition to MLS Cups in 2016 and 2019.

LouCity, a two-time USL Championship title winner, hasn't come up short of the Eastern Conference Final in its nine seasons of existence. The boys in purple matched their best-ever start to a year by opening 4-0 and are now 4-1 overall, good for second on the table.

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