U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals: Los Angeles vs. Seattle (Your Running Commentary)

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If the Seattle Sounders hope to maintain defense of its U.S. Open Cup title, they'll have to best a persistent nemesis the Los Angeles Galaxy (10 p.m.) in the quarterfinal.

The two sides head to the Northwest and Tukwila, Wash. and the Starfire Sports Complex for their third meeting of the season. In the previous two matches, Los Angeles won both by a combined score of 7-1, including last Sunday at the Home Depot Center.

The Galaxy, on a record setting pace in league play, has a good a chance at multiple trophies, and they'll have to get it done in front of a hostile crowd to advance. Landon Donovan is not available, getting time to rest along with striker Edson Buddle after their World Cup trip. The winner advances to face Chivas USA in the semifinals.

Wednesday's game can be viewed here. If you are watching the game or following along, please share your thoughts, analysis and play-by-play in the comments section below. Enjoy the match.

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57 Responses to U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals: Los Angeles vs. Seattle (Your Running Commentary)

  1. steve says:

    LA wins this one by a goal

  2. steve says:

    Is one of seattle’s themes diabetes?

  3. Adriano says:

    The stream is beyond choppy.

  4. Adriano says:

    That conductor has to be 400+ lbs.

  5. LittleMaradona says:

    Boy am I “charged” up for this one.

  6. John F says:

    Lineups:

    Seattle

    Boss
    Scott–Parke–Ianni–Wahl
    Nyassi–Sturgis–Seamon–Montano
    Levesque–Jaqua

    LA

    Saunders
    De la Garza–Gonzalez–Leonardo–Cazumba
    Klein–Kirovski–Jordan–Lewis
    Mathis–Gordon

    The expected semi-reserve teams on both sides.

  7. steve says:

    Just absurd that so many people affiliated with a sports organization are that overweight.

  8. ericJ says:

    Yeah, stream is VERY choppy.

  9. John F says:

    Nice and smooth here

  10. John F says:

    Nice and smooth for me. Sound cuts out every so often though.

  11. ericJ says:

    Bah, my connection isnt that bad, i wonder whhy mine is choppy.

  12. Adriano says:

    It gets choppy for me every time the counter in the lower left hand corner moves.

  13. LittleMaradona says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO, we’re offline.

  14. John F says:

    Anyone else tired of hearing Montano pronounced “Montan-i-o”?

  15. Eric says:

    Anyone else just hear the conspiracy theory by the commentator?

  16. noname says:

    can’t believe after all the soccer that’s on I still choose to watch even more!

  17. John F says:

    That MLS screwed up Omar’s yellow card accumulation count so that he could play both Seattle games.

  18. Joe from El Paso says:

    This Galaxy “B” Team looks rusty. Do far, not very entertaining.

  19. John F says:

    Since when was neon yellow the color of electricity? And did Seattle save a few bucks by borrowing last year’s away strip from Chelsea? I’m in my darkened den and I’m wearing shades.

  20. BetaMale says:

    Galaxy & Sounders B teams + small plastic pitch + crappy quality stream = not a fun game to watch

  21. BetaMale says:

    Also, is there a way the Galaxy could just play with 10 men and free up Mathis’ salary?

  22. Eric says:

    These goalies just keep booting it back and forth to eachother.

  23. John F says:

    From the position of the 10 yard mark from the corner – about a half-yard outside the 18 – this field is a whopping 67 yards wide. A big disadvantage for the Galaxy who are used to acres of space at the HDC.

  24. Eric says:

    Gonzalez should not have been able to play against the Sounders because he had to many yellow cards. MLS made a whoopsy and now Gonzalez cant play against the Revs this weekend. At least according to this guy.

  25. John F says:

    Klein hits the post in the 39th minute – that’s as close as anyone has come so far.

  26. Matt says:

    As an RSL fan, i support LA in this game.

  27. John F says:

    0-0 at the half. The commentator has reminded us about the possibility of extra time in this game; please score someone!

  28. Adriano says:

    I cannot believe that this field is regulation size.

  29. John F says:

    Jaqua scores in the 49′, on a third chance try.

  30. BetaMale says:

    looks like our chances for the treble are dim.

  31. LittleMaradona says:

    Implying Galaxy would do anything in the CCL

  32. BetaMale says:

    oh no, we’re winning that. I’m thinking at this point, MLS Cup & Champions League. Of course we’ll have the Supporters Shield but I don’t think that counts

  33. Pete says:

    Thats how you pronounce it, its Montaño.

  34. John F says:

    Jaqua scores again in the 61′. That’s the first time the Gals have allowed two all year.

  35. Francois says:

    Damnit..2-0 sounders. Come on Galaxy!!!

  36. Paramajamalama says:

    Seattle fans are weird looking. Almost as strange as Timbers fans.

  37. lassidawg says:

    He was doing a research for the game on Sunday and questioned why Omar had not been suspended with five cards. If it had been noticed by the league he woul dhave missed the Toronto game a few weeks back. He actually played 3 games before it was noticed. Sounds like Arlo did some good research. Omar is playing tonight, because he won’t against NE

  38. Beandog says:

    Jovan Kirovski does not look like an athlete.

  39. CA says:

    Sounders looking good. We’ve sorely missed Jaqua.

  40. ericJ says:

    Montono (enya implied) looks full of energy..something we have sorely lacked.

  41. ericJ says:

    Ha ha, what do we look like? Now I am self concious :)

  42. CA says:

    Montano has looked good. But more than anything, it’s just good to see someone put the ball in the back of the net. Jaqua may not be the most gifted and skilled forward in the league, but he’s shown an ability to score goals where the rest of the Sounders offence has been impotent.

  43. CA says:

    aaaannd, he almost gets a third.

  44. RealPSL says:

    The gap between Juninho and the number 88 on the galaxy is as wide as the grand canyon.I won’t bother learning number 88′s name.

  45. John F says:

    2-0 final, Seattle wins.

  46. WHOA who said that?? says:

    A bunch of self righteous pricks who walk around with an undeserved sense of accomplishment.

  47. ericJ says:

    To be fair we DID win the Open cup last season. Also, that statement lacks merrit and will remain erronious until you actually provide proof that EVERY SEATTLE FAN is as you described. When it comes down to it you are calling the kettle black…

    Thanks for your opinion though.

  48. The Dude says:

    nice! you added alot to this thread!

  49. SeattleStan says:

    Germany losing, Sounders winning? What is this bizzaro world?

  50. Fred Garvin says:

    LA losers

  51. WTF Syarbucks says:

    +1

  52. JW says:

    ahh yes but it felt good to win against the Galaxy even if it was an Open Cup B team.

    As far as Germany goes, it just goes to show you that some of the punditry that goes on is just a farce. Germany were the darlings of the tournament because they scored so much against some world class teams and Spain’s form slipping etc..

    Just goes to show that at this level we really can not rely on anyones predictions and just have to wait and see what happens.

    and on that note:
    Spain 2 – Netherlands 1 :)

  53. Alex says:

    well you can rely on an octopus. haha

  54. MC Pharoah says:

    if its a trophy you count it. so supporters shield counts

  55. Scott A says:

    heh