Sounders claim third straight US Open Cup

Seattle Sounders won their third successive US Open Cup final here on Tuesday after second-half goals from Freddy Montero and Osvaldo Alonso gave them a 2-0 victory over Chicago.

Not since the 1967-1969 New York Greek-Americans had a team won three consecutive US Open Cups, which features clubs from all levels of US talent but typically matches two Major League Soccer clubs in the final.

Montero, a 24-year-old Colombian striker, netted a rebound off a save from Jeff Parke's header in the 77th minute to give the Sounders the lead.

Cuban midfielder Alonso wrapped up the win with a goal six minutes into stoppage time in front of 35,615 spectators in the 98th edition of the American club championship event.

US veteran goalkeeper Kasey Keller, the Sounders captain who will retire at the end of the season, made four crucial saves.