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August 1, 2012 at 8:11 PM

U.S. Open Cup final on Aug. 8 will be televised on GolTV, a premium cable channel

usoc logo.jpgLong-awaited news came Wednesday regarding a television broadcast for next week’s U.S. Open Cup final.

The verdict?

The big game between Sounders FC and Sporting Kansas City on Aug. 8 will be televised on GolTV, a premium cable channel. Kickoff at Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., is set for 6 p.m.

If there’s frustration, I get it. GolTV is a channel that I myself do not get, but there will be other options.

There will be a radio broadcast on 97.3 KIRO-FM with Mark Rogondino and Kasey Keller on the call. The Sounders are also planning to organize viewing parties to make the game more accessible.

The 99th Open Cup final will have some history on the line. Seattle is aiming for a fourth-straight championship, something that has never been done. Only three other teams have won three in a row, and only one had the chance to win a fourth.

GolTV has the rights to Open Cup finals through 2014.

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