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Sounders FC to Face Phoenix Rising FC in the 2024 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 on May 22

May 9, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Seattle Sounders FC News Release


RENTON, WASH. - U.S. Soccer today announced that Sounders FC is hosting USL Championship side Phoenix Rising FC in the 2024 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 on Wednesday, May 22. The match is being held at Starfire Stadium, with kickoff slated for 7:30 p.m. PT. Tickets for the match go on sale on Friday, May 10 via SoundersFC.com/Tickets. All matches in the Round of 16 will continue to be streamed live on USOpenCup.com, USLSoccer.com and MLSSoccer.com.

Sounders FC defeated Louisville City FC on Wednesday evening at Starfire Stadium via penalty kicks following a 2-2 draw after 120 minutes of play. Paul Rothrock and Danny Musovski scored goals on either side of halftime for the hosts before Louisville stormed back to even the score and force extra time. Goalkeeper Andrew Thomas made five saves in the first 120 minutes of action then added three more in the penalty shootout, before sealing the victory with a match-clinching penalty kick.

Tickets for matchup with Phoenix Rising FC are available to purchase on Friday, May 10, with a Member pre-sale occurring at 10:00 a.m. PT, followed by the general public on-sale at 1:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased via SoundersFC.com/Tickets.

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup - the oldest continuous soccer competition in the United States and the third-longest domestic cup competition globally - is open to all United States Soccer Federation (USSF) affiliated teams. With its four Open Cup titles, Sounders FC is tied with the Chicago Fire and Sporting Kansas City for the most titles among MLS clubs. Maccabi Los Angeles and Bethlehem Steel FC hold the record with five wins apiece, but neither club is active any longer. In 2011, Sounders FC became the first team since 1968 to win three consecutive U.S. Open Cup championships.

Seattle returns to MLS regular-season action against archrival Portland Timbers on Sunday, May 12 at Providence Park (1:30 p.m. PT / Apple TV - Watch Free, FOX, 93.3 KJR FM, El Rey 1360 AM).


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