GOL de MEXICO! Blanco scores the PK to tie it at 1 vs. El Salvador. Watching it in the press box. US already won 2-1 over Honduras. But here we go …
That is the SoCal Sound out there. Maybe I should have looked at the big green banner they brought.
First good shot for SSFC is taken by King, but he didn’t hit it well at all. Montero gets a shot in third minute, saved.
Sounders FC is playing a 4-3-1-2, as Evans is in the middle, King is pushed in from the right and Zakuani is on the left as midfielders. Ljungberg is playing more of a forward but lines up on the right.
12th min — Montero looks like he has a good run, but runs into a defender before he can pass or shoot and loses the ball. Is this the problem that some of you out there have with him?
UPDATE: No Vagenas tonight because he felt right ankle pain in warmups before the game.
18th min — Jaqua has a step and shoots it wide right. Best chance of the night so far for Seattle.
27th min — Yellow to Lillingston Chivas USA for rough play.
-Some bad decisions being made with the ball right now by Sounders FC. Ljungberg tried to feed into the middle, no on there.
38th min — GOAL Chivas USA. Galindo beats Hurtado in the middle, slides ball to Nagamura and his shot blocked by Keller, but Lillingston is there to clean it up and put it in. 1-0 Chivas.
41st — good pass in from Riley but Jaqua can’t get a good header on it.
42nd — Zakuani to Montero who head its wide right. Close.
47th min — Galindo goes down, and Montero comes over to help him up. Galindo still gimpy as play continues.
-Nyassi and Le Toux getting loose on sideline.
54th min — Jaqua gets yellow for takedown of Nagamura. Nagamura sold it well. That’s
55th — Galindo roars in and gets a cross, but fires over goal. 56th — Ljungberg with a long shot wide.
59th – Hurtado clears ball when Lillingston chips it over a drawn out Keller’s head. Hurtado was covering the goal line.
64th — Evans has a shot on goal that Thornton saves.
65th — Le Toux in for Seattle. Montero out.
66th — Jaqua does good to maneuver and twist his way inside, then he turns and fires and gets the left post. Sounders FC pushing for an equalizer.
67th — Hurtado has a header right in front off free kick from Ljungberg and he misses it over top of the goal. HUGE missed chance there.
70th — All hail El Emperador…Claudio Suarez is on for Chivas. First game action of the season for the Mexican veteran. It’s a personal thrill for me to see him in there.
79th — Zakuani out, Nyassi in.
82nd — Hurtado just got a yellow, so he will be suspended for the next game. That’s five on Hurtado this season.
88th — Jaqua just got a second yellow card and he is sent off for what the replay showed was a kick to the back of Nagamura’s leg. That’s a red card, no Jaqua next game either. WOW.
90th — We’re in stoppage time
90th — Game over 1-0 Chivas USA.