Saturday, September 13, 2014

How to Watch the U.S. Open Cup Final

Kasey Keller hoists the U.S. Open Cup in 2010
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
The Sounders will compete for their fourth U.S. Open Cup title in six years on Tuesday, September 16, at 4:30 p.m. vs. the Philadelphia Union. While it will be a bit tricky to watch the game live, it is possible.

The game will be broadcast on a channel called GolTV. Comcast and most cable systems do not carry GolTV. It is available on DirectTV, however. It is not available for free streaming. However, GolTV is now carried by, a pay streaming site. Subscribing to GolTV to watch the Open Cup will cost you $8.48 for the month: $4.99 for the base service and $3.49 for the sports package which includes GolTV itself. Kind of steep to watch a single game, but so it goes. As a side note GolTV also carries Bundesliga games, so you could watch those for the month as well.

Hopefully, next year the U.S. Open Cup will be more widely accessible. The Bundesliga will be on FOX next year. If the U.S. Open Cup is to grow in stature as a competition, people have to be able to watch it.

An audio stream of the match will be available on

GO SOUNDERS! Let's win this U.S. Open Cup!

Jonathan Tannenwald of provides more information about all of this here.

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