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Smith blasts U.S. Open Cup after loss

May 28, 2009 | 12:16 pm No comments
By George Tanner

Rapids coach Gary Smith, whose team lost 1-0 to the Seattle Sounders on Tuesday in Tukwila, Wash., criticized the draw and sites of the U.S. Open Cup in an interview with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

“(The way) the whole system has been conducted has led us down a path that it was obvious the MLS league games are far more important to everybody in our league,” Smith said. “Why should we risk our best players when nobody actually sees this as an important competition?

Read the rest of Smith’s comments here.

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