Just found out the Starfire parking lot is full, consequently there are empty seats here that people haven’t gotten to yet. I’m told the game is sold out despite the empty seats.
Players are on the field.
5th min — center pass after went through everyone in front and Le Toux can’t get a foot on it.
-Sounders FC in rave green and blue shorts. Seattle’s bench is not on the grandstand side of the field, but on outdoor side.
-Taylor Graham heads out a good RSL chance 9th min. He’s wearing the captain armband.
10th min — Riley and Escalada get into a little shoving match after some physical play. Giggles is no joke.
12th min — Couple of nice runs and chances by SSFC but nothing. It has the better run of play right now. 13th min — corner kick coming for Le Toux. Saved.
-Fans are chanting “Soun-derrrssss!” the way opposing fans used to chant “Darrr–ylllll!” at Darryl Strawberry. ‘Member him?
17th min — Double-team results in Nyassi stealing ball, making run, centers to Le Toux who is wide open but overshoots it! Over the goal and Le Toux with hands on head in disgust. Here’s a guy that told me he was looking to regain his scoring touch. There was his chance.
19th min — Yellow card on Ianni for Seattle for taking down Findley RSL.
23rd min — Zakuani makes a run, centers to Levesque who whiffs but is taken down hard by RSL Beltran, PK!!!!. Le Toux takes it..and scores 23:55 1st. Seattle 1, RSL 0.
26:06 — Levesque runs, passes to Le Toux who hesitates and feeds Nyassi, and Nyassi pushes it with the left foot past the keeper for another Sounders FC GOAL. 2-0 Seattle.
31:10 — Real Salt Lake gets one back when Will Johnson streaks in from the left side, beats the defender and puts on past Eylander from about 13 yards away. No long scoreless streak for Eylander like last year’s US Open Cup, it would appear. 2-1 Seattle.
WIll we have an offensive display tonight? Remember, RSL comes off a six-goal game over the weekend so it can score in bunches.
-Graham has left the field to get his nose looked at. Not a good time to do it during a corner. Sounders FC playing with 10 men right now as Graham on sideline 42nd min.
-Yellow on Findley for bumping into Eylander on save.
-Graham back on field, out at least two minutes. RSL corner is cleared for a goal kick as the rain is coming down in the 43rd min.
Two minutes stoppage time.
GaME OVER 4-1.
-Wicked bender shot from Beltran just goes over the goal. Pretty close. And that’s the half.
TO THE COMMENTER WHO ASKED ABOUT THE STARTING LINEUP…c’mon man! It’s two blog posts before this one. Check it before you wreck it! Of course I wouldn’t forget to post the starters.
OK second half, no subs for Seattle. Eylander with a great sliding save on Johnson on one end, then Zakuani comes back with a run and center to Le Toux who just misses wide.
Someone asked about King and Levesque. Not seeing much from King but Roger looks pretty good out there. He’s right in there on the attack and is running well with Seba.
Salt Lake has more regular MLS starters then Seattle out on the field.
52nd min — King with a shot, his first great scoring chance of SSFC career. It was open but he couldn’t get a lot on it. How are my Blazers doing?
One minute later, King has another open shot after pass from Le Toux and HE SCORES! OK major props to the guy who asked about King. 3-1 Seattle. You brought the buena fortuna!
Can they stop scoring? Just kidding! Le Toux from Levesque 55th min SCORE!!! Now they are pouring it on. I can hardly keep up with the blogging. 4-1 Sounders FC. Hello in Dallas!
Can I just say thanks to all the commenters and followers tonight? Thanks for hanging with me. You are missing a sweet game — no you’re not! I really do appreciate those who took their time to follow along.
Substitution for SSFC 65th min — J. Smith in, Zakuani out.
66th min — Le Toux to Nyassi, just misses wide. This is like target practice. Funny how RSL scored 6 goals in its most recent game, has given up four tonight. Asi es la vida.
73rd min — Evan Brown in, Nyassi out for Seattle.
Two min stoppage time. Sorry, not much left to post. Game is over. I’ve been writing my story for the papers. Crowd is still going nuts though.