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US Open Cup: RSL facing Seattle Sounders in fifth round

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at Real Salt Lake Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Real Salt Lake will face Seattle Sounders in the fifth round of the US Open Cup — and, in a slight reminiscence of our 2013 Cup run, we’re playing this one at home on Tuesday, June 28.

That will spell another tight run of games for RSL, with a packed schedule:

  • Saturday, June 18: RSL vs. Portland
  • Wednesday, June 22: RSL vs. RBNY
  • Saturday, June 25: FC Dallas vs. RSL
  • Tuesday, June 28: RSL vs. Seattle
  • Saturday, July 1: RSL vs. DC United

That’s five games across 13 days — and while it’ll be nice to see the team again at Rio Tinto Stadium after such a tedious period of away matches, you have to wonder how our rotational strategies will play out. Certainly, RSL will be hoping to make it through the next round without having to go through penalties to get there.

The winner of the match will face the winner of a match between Portland Timbers and LA Galaxy on the road.