The Sounders advance to the quarter finals on their quest to a record 4th US Open Cup championship after a 5-0 win vs Cal FC.
Cal FC had quite the Cinderella story going in the US Open cup, but after defeating the Portland Timbers last round the Sounders knew they had to be taken seriously.
Any team amateur or pro can qualify for the US Open cup. Cal FC is an amateur team put together and coached by Wynalda and Nick Webster. The team is a bunch of ‘not quite good enough’s’ and ‘haven’t had my shot yet’s’. They have played very few organized matches as a team, but managed to qualify for the US open cup and make an impressive run until the sounders put a stop to that last night.
It does put a smile on my face that an amateur team knocked of the Portland Timbers.
Here are the highlights.