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MATCH PREVIEW: Earthquakes Face Seattle Sounders FC in U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday

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The San Jose Earthquakes will face Seattle Sounders FC in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 32 at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Wash. on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. PT. The match will be streamed live on ESPN+.

The Earthquakes advanced to the Round of 32 by defeating Bay Cities FC 5-0 at PayPal Park on April 19. Five different players scored for San Jose, including 18-year-old Cade Cowell and rookies Ousseni Bouda (22) and Niko Tsakiris (16).

Seattle is one of eight Major League Soccer clubs to advance directly to the Round of 32. Sounders FC recently won the Concacaf Champions League on May 4, becoming the first MLS team to ever win the competition.

The two sides have faced each other five times in the U.S. Open Cup, with San Jose holding a 2-3-0 record. The Earthquakes won the most recent U.S. Open Cup matchup 2-1 on June 28, 2017, at PayPal Park.

Wednesday’s match is the second overall meeting between San Jose and Seattle in the past three weeks, with the Earthquakes prevailing 4-3 in regular season play on April 23.

In its 107th edition, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup - U.S. Soccer's National Championship - has crowned a champion annually since 1914 – with the exception of 2020 & 21 due to COVID-19. The history-filled tournament is conducted on a single-game, knockout basis and open to all professional and amateur teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. In 1999, the competition was renamed to honor United States soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt. The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the United States and the world's third-longest continuously run national cup tournament. For complete coverage of the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, visit and follow the tournament's official social accounts on Twitter and Instagram @OpenCup and Facebook @OfficialOpenCup.