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August 20, 2009 at 7:03 PM

Game thread, Sounders FC vs. Revs

Sounders FC back to the Rave Green with blue shorts.
Sainey Nyassi is FAST. Going to be a challenge for L. Gonzalez to hang with him.
6 – Sainey Nyassi on the turf holding right foot in pain. Stretcher is out…
NE goes with 10 men for a hot second.
No rhythm to this game right now. Zzzzz…..
Huh? I am jolted by Evans with a cross to Jaqua, shot missed — 11th min.
12 — Alonso makes a run and centers too far.
Now Seattle attacks again with Evans into the middle but over Zakuani and Jaqua’s head.
Shalrie Joseph is a biiiig dude. I would imagine no Sounders FC guy wants to go airborne vs. him.
The Sound Wave is playing, fans are chanting at one end, and the Brougham End is chanting too. Three different sounds.
21 — Joseph just overpowers Vagenas and put its in. Keller came out to try and make the save but the ball was past him. 1-0 NE.
22– At the other end, Montero whiffs on shot.
23 — The cross to Jaqua, his shot is blocked in front.
That’s at least twice I have seen Vagenas get pushed aside in a game. I think the Salt Lake goal came on him in Salt Lake recently. Man, Sounders FC just dodged a bullet in front. So far this isn’t the performance they wanted to have. Defensively Sounders FC looks sluggish and slow to the ball.
26 — Sounders FC just missed a HUGE chance there. Gonzalez dribbled down the left side, centered to Jaqua for wide open shot and its missed wide. No one was on Jaqua.
30 — Another fine corner for the Revs and the flick barely misses. Keller mistimed the jump.
33– Vagenas with corner, it goes far post to Ianni whose flick is just wide. Another great chance missed. Replay showed it hit the post.
38 — Zakuani takes a hard shot and Montero was in his way! The ball glances right off Fredy’s face. Man, this could be a long night. That looked like it was headed for the back of the net.
40 — Yellow card to Gonzalez for whacking Nyassi on the leg with his leg.
43 — Was it legit? Montero appears to get kicked in the ribs in the box going for a ball in the air, and it’s a PK! Fredy will take it after Ralston gets a caution for the hit…Justice for NE, though, as Montero’s shot hits the top of the goal and comes down in front of the line. Montero, started, stopped and shot and Reis moved the right way, but it was over his head. Still 1-0 NE. HUGE blown chance there, at least the Revs can feel vindicated because they thought it was a flop all the way. Hard to tell for me.
45 — Jankauskas a caution as the NE bench is really lettting the ref have it. It looks like their coach has been kicked off the bench, and that means they are down to a second assistant. Steve Nicol, the head coach, is suspended already. Paul Mariner ejected.
Now at halftime, Jay Heaps gets a caution. NE is coming apart, but still lead.
Second half on…
54 — Montero gets a yellow for heading the ball out of Reis’ hands after the play was over. That’s FIVE cautions on Montero so he will miss the Houston game. Wow. This is a night he’d like to forget. At least so far. And that one was really not a smart decision.
57 — Evans draws a corner. 58 — Nice hustle by Reis, who makes deflection, gets up and grabs the ball. Montero just sort of gave up on it.
Walt: John Nordstrom get the Golden Scarf.
63 — Montero on the give and go with Gonzalez, but the shot by Leo is blocked. Jaqua out, Le Toux in after the corner.
64 — Another corner, and the header by Jaqua is off target. Now he’s out and he hears a few boos.
Reis just got a yellow. The TV showed a shot of Nicol and Mariner together watching from the press box. Funny!
67 — Le Toux controls, to Evans and he sidefoots it over the goal.
67 — Sainey and Sanna Nyassi will be on the field together, as Sainey has just been subbed out. Sanna is not in the game.
69 — Sanna is now in, Vagenas out. Man, missed each other by 2 minutes!
72 — good passing by the Revs and the direct shot is saved by Keller.
84 — Nice hustle by Hurtado and Riley to get in front of a shot, and Hurtado is down after taking that shot by Kheli Dube in the privates.
86 — Soft-spoken Sanna Nyassi gets a yellow and the fans don’t like that. Nyassi looked like he got shoved.
90 — Zach Scott in, Gonzalez out.
93 — Nyassi with a shot wide as we are in extra time, streamers on the field now.
94 — Keller is up, and that’s the final whistle, game over. Boos from the crowd. 1-0 Revs win. What a downer for the home team, huge win for NE on the road.

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