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May 22, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Update: Sounders to host NASL’s Atlanta Silverbacks in U.S. Open Cup third round

UPDATE: The venue of the third-round game between the Sounders and Silverbacks has been moved to Starfire Stadium in Tukwila. Kickoff is 7 p.m. on May 30. Ticket information will be made available Wednesday.

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Sounders FC will face the Atlanta Silverbacks of the NASL, the second tier of American soccer, in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup. Atlanta beat the fourth-division Georgia Revolution of the NPSL, 1-0, in a second-round game Tuesday behind a goal behind Tacoma native Raphael Cox, a University of Washington product.

Cox also played for Stadium High School, Highline Community College, the Tacoma Tide, Real Salt Lake and trained a few times with the Sounders. His younger brother, Jamael, is a product of Sounders FC’s youth development program.

The two cities already have history as the USL Sounders, led by Roger Levesque and Zach Scott, beat Atlanta in the 2007 league championship game, 4-0.

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