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April 11, 2009 at 7:41 PM

Live game blog, Sounders FC vs. KC

-4th min. yellow card for Seattle’s Evans.

-Wizards don’t look tentative. They are being the aggressors in the early going

-9th min. Freddie and Fredy are at it. Ljungberg to Montero, good shot fake, turns ball in and gets a corner kick.

-Yellow card on KC’s Jewsbury for hard tackle on Riley. Moments later, Jaqua tumbles over Hartman in goal.

11th min — Lopez gets behind Seattle defense and shoots, big save by Keller.

12th min — what a run and feed from Ljungberg to Evans, but Evans can’t get a shot off.

20th min — Lopez runs down Hurtado but can’t get a shot away. Still back and forth but Ljungberg is playing well.

25th min — Ljungberg with a corner from left of the goal and its punched out by Hartman.

27th min — Ljungberg mixing it up with a couple of KC players and gets the free kick. He whiffs on it on purpose, then bends it toward Marshall but its just over his head and out for a goal kick. Nice try.

29th min — Keller comes a long way out of the box on a huge risk and blocks shot. He touched the ball with his hands outside of the goal box on shot by Gomez. Keller gets RED CARD and is ejected. Ben Dragavon in at GK.

Le Toux is out of the game and Seattle will play with 10 men.

NOTE: Dragavon is an EMERGENCY keeper because Chris Eylander is hurt and can’t play. So Dragavon has been signed to a weekly MLS hardship contract the first four weeks.

36th min — Save Dragavon to his right.

43rd min — Hirsig goes down for KC and is holding his left hamstring. He goes to the sideline after getting up. Now he trots back out and is running OK.

Two min of stoppage time.

Montero long shot on Hartman in extra time, save Hartman.

HALFTIME 0-0. Looks like this one is going to be tough to win.

SECOND HALF

54th min — Ljungberg corner kick for Jaqua but its headed out. Sounders FC hanging tough. Dragavon just applauded Hurtado for a tackle.

56th min — Montero breaks free but whistled for offside.

56th min — Evans gets into clear and has a shot, blocked by Hartman but best chance for Seattle of the night.

59th min — Ljungberg dribbles into the clear, gets knocked down for a Sounders FC free kick from 23 yards to the right of Hartman. Tips it to Montero with the shot, and it hits the cross bar and goes over. SO CLOSE.

65 min — Jaqua takes it away from Hartman, gets up, feeds Montero for the strike, knocked away by a KC defender. Another close call near the goal.

70th min — KC’s Conrad gets a head on a corner kick but hits it wide of the net.

77th min – Lopez with free kick for KC, Montero blocks it. Second later, Dragavon with a big save.

80th min — Davy Arnaud rips a long shot that evades Dragavon on his right side and that is the first goal allowed this season by Seattle. 1-0 KC.

81st min — Ljungberg out, Zakuani in for Seattle.

86th min – Nyassi in for SSFC, Scott out.

88th min — Zakuani on the left wing centers to Jaqua for the header, just wide.

3 minutes stoppage time, yellow for Hartman.

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