Tonight on Fox Soccer Channel at 10 p.m. EST, the Seattle Sounders will host the Chicago Fire in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final, the longest-running soccer tournament in American history.
The match is the perfect opportunity for American sports fans who know little about soccer to get their first taste of what the world's most popular game is all about, as two impressive MLS organizations go head to head for the historic title.
The attacking play, the passionate Seattle fans, the possibilities of overtime and penalty shootouts—it all creates the perfect recipe for one of the most exciting nights of American soccer in recent memory.
If you're already a part of the passionate American soccer subculture, then you already know that this is a can't-miss night of soccer action.
If you're resisting that growing movement of soccer fanaticism, then here's five reasons to tune in and give the sport a chance.