7:22 Game on..
4 — Montero pushed in the back by Ashe…fans boo.
6 — Oduro with a shot after good cross from Cruz and it goes just wide.
7 — Jaqua and Dynamo players get into a scuffle and now play has stopped. Jaqua complains, HOU gets ball.
10 — Oduro with strong and fast run and Seattle has yet to generate a chance.
11 — Riley with a long blast that Hall has to tip over the cross bar. Jaqua, I notice, is playing with a wrap around his head. He must have gotten cut in that fracas earlier. He looks like one of those Revolutionary War guys playing the fife with the drummer.
14 — Nyassi gets it in and Le Toux runs it down, but Wahl gives it away. That’s twice Wahl has straight kicked it right back to the Dynamo.
16 — Le Toux with nice bending corner and Wahl gets a head on it but saved.
18 — Wahl with a great long ball that Houston D whiffs on, and Montero is all alone but he gets too cute with the ball and can’t get off a shot. Big missed chance there.
21 — Keller punches away the corner kick.
25 — Now Jaqua is off getting that wrap fixed. This match is pretty physical. Hard foul down below. Jaqua is changing jerseys and a pause in play allows him to come in without missing much.
27 – Jaqua’s new rave green jersey (HOU in orange) does not have number on it.
This has the makings of a future rivalry. These teams do not appear to like each other much.
31 — Foul, yellow on HOU?? Boswell I believe and Le Toux’s free kick just misses over the top of goal.
32 — GOAL HOU — Akinbiyi puts it in right on goal and runs to the bench to celebrate. 1-0 HOU.
37 — There’s blood showing through Jaqua’s bandage. He’s taken down hard by Hainault, corner for SEA.
Yellow on Davis HOU 43rd. Not many chances for Sounders FC as half nears end.
Jaqua’s bandage is totally red in front and he looks like he’ll need stitches. 1 minute extra time.
HALF 1-0 Houston
What’s up to the guy who just said hi to me and told me he is refreshing my thread on his device during the game. That’s awesome! And to Luke, who just came up and told me to keep up the good work. You fans have been very good to me. Thank you.
8:24 2nd half on.
48 — Le Toux corner and it looked like Hurtado got the header on it and what a save by Hall. That one looked like it was going in for sure.
59 — Nyassi from King, shot blocked…corner for SEA. The fans aren’t razzing Seba like they do when HOU has a corner. Chabala in for Houston.
61 – Nyassi out, Zakuani in and the crowd roars. Now the free kick and Marshall gets a head on it and missed over the goal. WOW. Close.
64 — Keller good save on Ashe’s shot from the left.
65 — Alonso in, Vagenas out. Another roar.
66 — Caution to Hurtado.
71 — Yellow on B. Mullan HOU on Montero. Fredy gives him a little nudge after the play. Free kick punched away by Hall.
73 – Shot by Zakuani from angle, and Hall gets to it, close to hitting post, rebound Alonso shot wide…
The crowd is quiet for a second. The have been all over the officials tonite and very vocal. It’s pretty intense being outside the press box. Mullan is down and hurting and playu goes on, and now some word exchanged near HOU goal. It’s getting out of control. Zakuani and Marshall are getting upset.
Crowd is chanting “Off the field!” as Mullan needs a stretcher. Now he doesn’t…he gets up and limps off with help. The fans are incensed.
80 — Marshall yellow card. Sounders FC has pushed up everyone. Keller is the only back on the defensive side of the field. Houston taking its time getting injured guys off the field. There should be at least 4 min of extra time if not more.
83 — Montero takes a shot from Zakuani, knocked away. Levesque in for Wahl.
84 — Shot wide Seattle. SSFC has thrown everything at the Dynamo but nothing to show for it. Attendance, 4,895.
89 — GOAL SOunders FC Jaqua off a deflection off a HOU player in front. This place just went BANANAS, like what Gwen Stefani sings about in that “Holla Back” song. I just got a fist bump from some guy in front of me. 1-1.
3 mn extra time
9:13 p.m. Regulation over, now 2 15-minute OT periods.
4 OT — King collects the loose ball off Hayden’s foot in front of the goal and blasts it home, 2-1 Seattle.
14 OT — Marshall gives it away and HOU with a corner, header by Kamara is over the net. Bad mistake almost cost Sounders FC there.
First OT over…now to No. 2.
20 OT — The drama builds as Hurtado gets a second yellow and is out. Now Sounders FC has to go with 10 players for at least 10 minutes.
23 OT — Corner kick comes in, Montero heads it and another fine save by Hall. Now back to back shots blocked as Hall is on the ground.
26 OT — Seattle on the break out, its King to Zakuani and his shot from the wing is blocked.Zakuani limping. Corner kick Seattle. The dribble by Le Toux and cross in front to Jaqua misses with shot.
28 OT Marshall with a good tackle but he is whistled for a foul. Bad call there. HOU free kick cleared out.
30 OT waiting on the whistle…saver Keller and that’s it. Final 2-1 Seattle. It’s DC United in the finals Sept. 1