SEATTLE - OCTOBER 02: Sanna Nyassi #23 of the Seattle Sounders FC gets a hug from Steve Zakuani #11 after scoring a goal against Toronto FC on October 2 2010 at Qwest Field in Seattle Washington. The Sounders defeated Toronto 3-2. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

U.S. Open Cup: Seattle Sounders Defeat Columbus Crew, 2-1, To Keep The Cup

Tonight at Qwest Field, nearly 30,000 supporters will be cheering on as the Seattle Sounders face Columbus Crew in the U.S. Open Cup Final. If you're too far away to get to Seattle, we've got you covered with a preview and live updates. The match gets underway at 7 p.m. and is being televised live by Fox Soccer Channel.

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Seattle Sounders Defeat Columbus Crew 2-1 In U.S. Open Cup

A brace from Sanna Nyassi propelled the Seattle Sounders to victory over the Columbus Crew. The 2-1 win earned the Sounders their second consecutive U.S. Open Cup in front of 31,311 joyous fans.

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GOALFLASH: Sounders 2-1 Columbus

That was a fun one! Fredy Montero sent a beautiful cross to Steve Zakuani, who added his own gorgeous header to the mix. Zak’s header bounced off the crossbar and landed at the feet of Sanna Nyassi, who took advantage of the fact that Gruenebaum was still scrambling on his hands and knees and hit it into the net.

Keep your heads in it, Seattle.

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GOALFLASH: Sounders 1-1 Colombus

And a defensive error puts the Sounders back into the Open Cup. The Columbus keeper punched the ball straight to the feet of Nathan Sturgis, who passed to Sanna Nyassi. Andy Gruenebaum was still off his line, and so Nyassi was able to easily put the ball into the lower left corner of the net.

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Goalflash: Columbus 1-0

The Crew caught Seattle off-guard and with two precise touches from his teammates, Kevin Burns puts the ball in the back of the net.

This comes just on the heels of James Riley receiving a yellow card. The Sounders are chasing the game a bit—not something they want to be doing at home while defending the cup.

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