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Sounders FC

Daily coverage of Seattle Sounders FC, MLS and world soccer.

April 18, 2009 at 11:07 PM

Postmatch wrapup, Chivas USA 2, Sounders FC 0

Time for this team to regroup. Here are a few stats:

-Seattle 11 shots, Chivas 6.

-Shots on goal: Seattle 2, Chivas 3

-Saves – Seattle 1, Chivas 2.

-Fouls: Chivas 18, Seattle 6. Four for Atiba Harris of Chivas.

-Seattle yellow cards: Scott (20th), Montero (47th).

Talked to James Riley about the atmosphere here at HDC. He said Chivas got very lucky to get the own goal off him and that he felt neither team dominated. Here’s what he said about the stadium atmosphere after playing games in Seattle and Toronto:

“It’s pretty tame, to be honest,” Riley said. “The field’s fantastic. The atmosphere’s pretty tame though. I don’t think it affected us at all.”

Best postgame moment:

Joe Dragavon, brother of Sounders FC goalkeeper Ben Dragavon, surprised his brother and his family who were down for the game by coming all the way from France to see the match. He wanted to be there in case his brother got in, but Chris Eylander played the entire match. Still, Joe Dragavon got to see Ben in the locker room and the two caught up, Joe in a Dragavon goalkeepers jersey from the USL Sounders days. Joe and Ben hadn’t seen each other since December and Ben had to miss Joe’s wedding in Paris because Ben was trying out for Sounders FC.

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