Seattle Sounders storm into U.S. Open Cup final with 6-0 rout of Chicago Fire

With teammate Jalil Anibaba observing, Seattle’s Stefan Frei stops a Chicago bid in first half. (By John Lok –Associated Press/The Seattle Times)

Another six-goal margin in a tournament semifinal this summer. Sound familiar? Five weeks after Germany crushed Brazil in the World Cup semis, the Seattle Sounders blasted the Chicago Fire, 6-0, in a U.S. Open Cup match Wednesday at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Wash., the club’s secondary home venue.

In the final, the Sounders will face the Philadelphia Union — a penalty kick winner at FC Dallas on Tuesday — on Sept. 16 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.

GolTV, in the last year of a three-year contract, holds the broadcast rights for the championship.


Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.
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