Riley, Sounders Win U.S. Lamar Hunt Open Cup Title

james riley 1The Seattle Sounders, along with Colorado Rush Alum James Riley, have captured the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup for the second consecutive year after defeating the Columbus Crew 2-1.


The U.S. Open Cup is open to all affiliated amateur and professional teams in the United States. The final between Seattle and Columbus drew a crowd of over 31,000 fans to Qwest Field in Seattle. Winning the cup ensures the Sounders a spot in next year’s CONCACAF Champions League and $100,000 in prize money.


James played with the Colorado Rush in the late 90’s and early part of the 2000’s.