SAN JOSE, CA - The Round of 16 is as far as the Sounders will go in the U.S. Open Cup. They lost to the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 at Avaya Stadium Wednesday night.
Shea Salinas opened the scoring for San Jose in the 6th minute when a corner kick popped free. Salinas put it past Seattle keeper Tyler Miller for a 1-0 lead.
The Sounders job was made harder by the red card handed out to Francisco Narbon in the 35th minute for a scissor tackle leaving Seattle with a 10-man squad.
The Rave Green equalized early in the second half. Aaron Kovar nailed a free kick in the 48th minute to level the match at 1-1.
It stayed that way until the 84th minute when San Jose's Danny Hoesen scored the game winner.
The Sounders now return to MLS play with a game in Colorado against the Rapids on the Fourth of July.