Game on 7:36 pm
Keller in bright orange keeper jersey.
Wahl at LB, Ianni and Marshall in middle. Evans is more of the holding MID.
6th min — Montero to Zakuani to Ljungberg with a header at the net just wide. Sounders FC gets a corner.
Houston’s win over FC Dallas puts them in tie in points with 27 atop the West, so a win for Sounders FC puts them into third alone. Even a tie, as Colorado isn’t playing this weekend.
The LA Galaxy could sneak in to third with a win and Seattle loss.
14th min — Hucketby with a good cross to R. Johnson good chance for SJ.
16th min — Le Toux was down as play continued, yellow card on Pitchkolan and Sounders FC with a corner…it’s caught on the fly by Cannon.
19th — Zakuani bursts upfield with the ball and the fans boo the hard push from Hernandez, which results in a foul.
21st – Zakuani center to a sliding Montero who can’t a foot on it. The corner deflects out to Ianni with the shot over the goal. Close.
23rd — What a run by Le Toux to get a corner. That was hazardous. The corner is knocked to Montero whose shot is punched away by Cannon at the last second. “Somebody’s knockin’ on the door, somebody’s ringin’ the bell.”
24th — SJ player breaks free, Keller beats him to the ball and kicks it out. The “Kasey Keller” chants rain down.
Montero looks very much into the flow down there. He just played a nice through ball to Zakuani. I’m not his cheerleader but I can’t criticize his play thus far.
Tempo is fast, and this is the way Seattle wants it. Quick restarts when they can. 29th — Marshall was on the sideline getting some treatement but he’s back on. Good service from Ljungberg to Montero and Evans almost knocks it in.
38th great ball from Ljungberg to Zakuani, who centers to Montero and Cannon just gets a foot on it to bounce if off the post. That was a sure goal if not for Cannon’s touch. Great play to set it up for Sounders FC.
40th — Ljungberg ball hogs it but draws a foul on Johnson and then the two go nose-to-nose.
42nd — GOAL Sounders FC…SJ defender slips on ball in the middle back of the field, Le Toux gets the loose ball, feeds Ljungberg and he finishes with no one back to defend. 1-0.
UPDATE — Montero kicked the ball free from SJ defender Jason Hernandez, who fell down, and it went to Le Toux to Ljungberg. Montero has been credited with an assist.
45th — what an individual effort by Le Toux, who doesn’t quit on the ball and gets a corner for his team.
HALF 1-0 Seattle
Good try off the header for Seattle but Marshall sends it over the goal. SJ has gotten in close twice in first four minutes. Yellow on Ribeiro SJ 50th.
52nd –Riley is down and in pain after a collision with Wondolowski and the stretcher is out, but he is up. Still feeling the effects, and now the ref sends him off because the stretcher came out. Riley is off and then back on. Soccer can be so frustrating like that sometimes.
57th — Keller goes up to punch away a centering pass and Johnson runs into him. Keller is shaken up but he’s OK. Shea Salinas on for Ribeiro 58th min.
59 — Goal Seattle — A corner kick flicked by Marshall and Ianni to Montero, who tucks it into pas Cannon, 2-0 Seattle. Now the official word is Ljungberg with the corner to Ianni to Montero. Assists for Ljungberg and Ianni.
68– Sounders FC can’t clear, and Johnson gets it to Huckerby in open space for the goal. 2-1 Seattle, all of a sudden it’s a tight game again.
Yellow to Montero. Seattle is about to make sub. Cannon out the net and King takes a long shot wide. Montero comes out to cheers and Osvaldo Alonso is in. Hmmm, wonder if its the same people cheering that were bashing Fredy M. lately. I’m just saying:)….
76 — Roger Levesque is up off the bench and he will come in. Levesque in, Zakuani out. Ref is having a word with Zakuani as he comes off.
84 — Johnson has a rebound and has a great shot but it goes wide of Keller. Oh wow that would have been a deflater.
86th — Marshall went down on the last run by SJ. He was inadvertently kicked hard in his outstretched knee by Quicny Amirakwa and now being taken off on a stretcher 87th.
88th — Marshall back on but ginger on his leg.
90– 3 min. of extra time.
Yellow on SJ Wondolowski. Ljungberg to Seba and Seattle is killing time. Levesque to Ljungberg, Ljungberg just got in Amirakwa’s face and got a caution. Ref looks at his watch, and game over. 2-1 Sounders FC wins to go to 5-3-5.