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May 26, 2009 at 7:04 PM

Sounders US Open Cup game thread

Game start time is 7:15. Keller in orange GK jersey. Bright orange.

Just got a lineup change…Brad Evans is a sub, not Ljungberg. Freddie is not here.

Game on…

1st min — hard hit on Nyassi who is slow to get up but does. Foul on Colo.

Right now could be the time to beat Burpo. Sun is right in his eyes.

Will the Le Toux/Levesque connection have another big night like last Open Cup game?

Sounders FC in rave green, blue shorts. Rapids in burgundy with white. Save Keller 8th min. Fans are into it.

Iffy offiside call on Levesque after Le Toux finds him with a rebound pass 10th min.

-12th min — Nyassi with a low drive saved by Burpo. Then he stops the rebound from Levesque and Le Toux gets a foot on it from the left side and it trickles away from the end line. So close.

19th min – Sturgis down after collision and he goes down hard grabbing his backside but is now up.

25th min — Hello? Rapids clearance attempt almost an own goal.

27th min –King with shot from the right, wide, rebound to Sturgis with a drive from the middle but it just misses. Seattle knocking on the door.

-Sounders FC is attacking more and Colorado seems to lack some punch without the beast that is Conor Casey in there.

34th min — Levesque was just clobbered on a ball from Nyassi, Sounders FC gets free kick and Wahl’s shot is blocked off the redirect. Nyassi is almost like Zakuani with his speed on flanks.

40th min — King with a slow roller saved by Burpo, he didn’t get enough on it.

-Sigi yelling at the team for a poor centering pass that went to a Rapids player. Seattle has made some mistakes in execution but none have generated great scoring chances for Colo.

-Extra time…Nyassi breaks free and has a shot but Burpo runs out and knocks it away.

Schunk gets a header on a corner in final seconds of half, misses wide. Back after this intermission.

SECOND HALF —

46th min — Great job by Hurtado to shield off CR player from ball near goal.

53rd min — Ianni down momentarily.

-Players not on the bench and not active just took seats at a table at field level. Nyassi great shot after a fine move to get free, save Burpo. Marshall, Alonso, J. Smith and Graham, with right foot in a boot, are down there.

-Keller snipes at Evan Brown for not getting a good angle on C. O’Brien, who has an open header on goal that misses in 60th min.

62nd minute — Levesque to Forrest for the header and the goal. 1-0 Seattle.

69th — Levesque low roller just wide.

72nd min — Forrest out, Riley in for SSFC.

80th min — Nyassi out, Jaqua in.

Keller has made three good but routine saves in the last few minutes as Colo. pushes forward.

Two min of stoppage. Ianni with great clear in 90th.

THAT;s the final whistle, 1-0 Seattle final

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