LIVE STREAM: Open Cup returns to Rio Tinto as RSL hosts Sounders 2

June 16th, 2015 | by Sean Walker

For the first time since Real Salt Lake’s 1-0 loss to D.C. United in the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final, Rio Tinto Stadium will host a match in America’s national soccer tournament Tuesday at 8 p.m. MT in Sandy, Utah.

RSL joins the rest of Major League Soccer in the fourth round of the Open Cup, and the state of Utah’s only remaining soccer team in the competition will host Seattle Sounders 2 to advance to the next round. The game will be streamed live on U.S. Soccer’s YouTube channel (embedded above) and broadcast over the airways on ESPN 700.


(Photo: U.S. Soccer)

Follow @saltcityfc on Twitter for live updates of RSL’s latest foray into the Open Cup, which has been won a total of 10 times by RSL’s technical staff. Club president Bill Manning won the tournament with amateur club Brooklyn Italians in 1991 and coaches Jeff Cassar and Ted Eck won once more for the staff in 90s with the Dallas Burn (FC Dallas) in 1997.

Newly promoted technical director Craig Waibel won the Cup in 2001 as a member of the L.A. Galaxy, and Andy Williams — who recently returned to training with Real Salt Lake after clearing up some off-the-field issues with MLS’s substance-abuse program — won a U.S. Open Cup title in 2003 with the Chicago Fire.

But the winningest Open Cup entrants on RSL’s staff are goalkeeper coach Darryl Shore and new defenders coach Tyrone Marshall. Shore was with Williams and the Fire during its winning season in 2003, as well as 2000 and 2006, and Marshall won the Cup title three times with two teams — with the Galaxy in 2005 and with the Seattle Sounders in 2009 and 2010, part of a run of three-straight titles for the Sounders.

After MLS clubs wrap up their first action in the Open Cup, U.S. Soccer will host the fifth-round draw on its website Thursday at 9 a.m. MT. The 16 fourth-round winners will be divided into groups of four based on geography, with the exception being the Sounders and Sounders 2, should they both make it through to the fifth round. U.S. Open Cup regulations state that USL clubs cannot meet their MLS parent clubs until the tournament final.

The fifth round is currently scheduled to be played on June 30 and July 1.

Sean Walker

Sean Walker

Salt City FC editor-in-chief Sean Walker has been covering soccer at all levels since 2007. He began his career in Las Vegas, and has since written for publications from the Intermountain West to Central New York, where he attended graduate school in 2012. Currently, Sean covers Real Salt Lake and Major League Soccer for A struggling Evertonian by birth, Sean follows European soccer through the blue lens of the Toffees, and has strong feelings toward the UEFA Europa League.

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