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August 31, 2011 at 12:57 AM

POLL: As Sounders FC makes yet another deep run in the U.S. Open Cup, what have you been most impressed with?

There was a lot of credit being shared after another big Sounders FC win Tuesday night at Starfire Stadium. Kasey Keller in particular thanked management for allowing the team to play so many U.S. Open Cup games at home.

“That makes a huge difference for us,” said the goalkeeper after Seattle beat FC Dallas 1-0 in the semifinals.

“I bet the reason we won this game is because the organization was willing to outbid them for this home game,” Keller added. “That little bit of extra travel, that little tiny percent extra was what got us through tonight.”

Elsewhere, when asked more generally about the team’s success amid a busy August stretch, general manager Adrian Hanauer called coach Sigi Schmid‘s roster management “ridiculously brilliant.”

Of course, lots of credit has to go to the players as well, as Fredy Montero‘s winning goal was pure class and several others fought to hold it up.

So here’s the question for you, while admitting the best answer is obviously all of them…

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What have you been most impressed with in Sounders FC’s success in the U.S. Open Cup?

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