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April 18, 2009 at 7:35 PM

Do a little dance…and time for the Sounders FC game blog

A high school band played a good rendition of “Get Down Tonight,” and the game is set to begin.

The Union Ultras support group unfurled a giant red banner. Small crowd, wouldn’t venture a guess but plenty of empty seats. You should have flown down!

Beautiful night here, slight wind and temperature will probably get down to high 50s. Game will be replayed at 9:30 p.m. in Seattle on FSN. Un saludo a todos que estan mirando en la tele por Univision.en vivo.

Sounders FC in all rave green, full kit. 7:36 p.m. kickoff.

Ljungberg good run 49th min but can’t get off a good shot. Good pass from Montero.

3rd min. — MikeDawg, solid point my friend.

6th min — good run by Harris for CUSA but can’t get off a good shot.

7th min — Jaqua with a nice attempt at a “flop” but can’t get the call after he falls and grabs his knee.

There are drums being played everywhere, and when Eylander has a goal kick, fans chant a Spanish expletive.

10th min. – Ljungberg feeds Montero great pass after he splits two defenders, but Montero misses a chip shot wide left. He had a wide open net. Big missed chance there.

13th min — Alonso blocks an attempt at a long shot.

20th min — yellow card for Lillingston after hard sllde on Ljungberg. Le Toux will take it, and as red, white and blue streamers fly from the stands, the long kick is caught easily by Thornton.

22nd min — Alonso just unwrapped some tape that was around his upper leg and threw it on the ground.

24th min — Weird play as Montero tries for a block but falls hard on his posterior and gets up slow. The ball didn’t even go toward him as he bit on a fake.

32nd minute — DISASTER. James Riley deflects an own goal into the net past Eylander and Chivas USA takes the lead 1-0. Kljestan makes run, passes to Lillingston, back to Kljestan to Bornstein who centers, and Riley accidentally knocks it in.

Tough break for Sounders FC, especially since this game should be at least tied right now.

38th min — They’re doing the Wave here.

42nd min — Jaqua centers to Le Toux, Le Toux gets a touch on it with his head but can’t push it through.

44th min — Scott yellowed for Sounders FC.

About a minute of extra time and that’s the halftime whistle.

SECOND HALF

Zakuani in, Le Toux out.

Montero issued yellow card. That’s two on Seattle tonight.

51st min — Chivas comes so close to a header on Eylander but ball is cleared.

54th min — A pair of good chances for SOunders FC but Zakuani’s shot, and then Ljungberg’s, go awry.

56th min — Zakuani to Evans, who just misses getting it past Thornton in the near corner.

62nd min. — Chijindu in for Chivas USA and uses back foot to flick it toward Eylander but it goes just wide.

65th min — Montero free kick sails over the goal

65th min. — TV broadcast here just showed Sigi Schmid’s family in the stands.

69th min — Someone made the observation that there is a lot of slipping on the grass going on. That person is correct.

Tonight’s attendance — 15,463

72nd min — Sanna Nyassi in for Riley as Seattle looks to go for more offense.

80th min — Hurtado gets tripped up and corrals the ball with his hands, leading to a Chivas free kick. But it goes wide right of Eylander.

84th min — Chijindu beats Eylander after a splendid run by Stepanovic beating Hurtado down the left side, and he sends it in to Chijindu who goes right on Eylander. 2-0 Chivas USA.

90th plus — game over, 2-0 Chivas USA.

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