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Sounders Crush Rapids: Move into Open Cup Semis

2237922379 712920 Sounders Crush Rapids: Move into Open Cup Semis

The Seattle Sounders of USL-1 crushed Colorado of the MLS 5-0 on Tuesday night to move into the semifinals of the US Open Cup. The Sounders who are one of the best supported USL clubs are the descendant of an NASL club who shared the same name and sported the same logo. As discussed in episode seven of the Major League Soccer Talk podcast with GOL TV’s Lindsay Dean, the MLS’ failure to capitalize on the local market recognition of several former NASL club names (most specially in New York, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale) hurt the league’s marketing ability and credibility in its initial years. If Seattle is awarded an MLS franchise as has been rumored, I would hope the Sounders name and logo lives on.
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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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4 Responses to Sounders Crush Rapids: Move into Open Cup Semis

  1. GS-1 says:

    Hit my blog to see in-person footage of the romp!

  2. GS-1 says:

    Hit my blog to see in-person footage of the romp!

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