Under way at 7:37 p.m. EST
Sounders FC, as you can see, in all blue but the socks.
5– Levesque unloads high. Watch this game on KONG and follow the thread!
Sigi got a small applause when he was announced. The Nordecke is to my immediate right and they are bouncing up and down.
11– Nice pass by Alonso into the middle for Levesque but Crew wins the battle for ball.
15 — After Alonso misses the tackle, Crew works it upfield for the cross to Schelotto vs. Hurtado, it’s cleared Schelotto applauds his teammate for the pass.
Lots of contact out there and the ref is letting it go. Riley just shoved his man and Alonso was pulled off the ball, but no calls.
Snacking on my almonds (trainer’s advice). Skipped the BBQ sandwich in the press box. Watched end of UW-ND game, too bad Dawgs. Too, too bad.
22– Nice flop by Schelotto.
24 — Gaven with the shot, redirected off the post by Marshall and it stays out of the net somehow. Seattle caught a HUGE break there.
Amy Carnell, manager of camp programs for Sounders FC, is here tonight, saw her and we said hello, just thought I’d mention her name. You know like during Cubs broadcasts on WGN when Harry Caray used to do that.
35 — Amy might be a lucky charm! Montero with the shot, it comes out off the rebound, Levesque puts it in! Sigi looks like a genius for that move. 1-0 Sounders FC, now let’s see if they can hold on.
41 — Montero fires over the net. Are the blue jerseys lucky?
Shot by Padula goes wide, it’s halftime. Sounders FC 1, Crew 0.
Hello, eatond, die hard and redoubt!
Sounders FC record in blue: 1-0-1. Beat Galaxy and tied Dynamo in the those unis.
48 — Schelotto shot looks good, goes wide. Close one.
50 — Gonzalez clears it on the run by Moreno, corner for the Crew.
51 — Couple of no-calls by the ref that could have been big — including a near PK drawn by Columbus. We play on.
55– Moreno goes down off the give and go play in the box, and the ref runs over with the whistle and yellow cards Moreno for the dive. The ref tonight is Ricardo Salazar, the same guy who red-carded David Beckham when Sounders FC won at Los Angeles in August.
63 — Four guys around Schelotto as ball is crossed toward him and cleared. Now Evans called for the dive.
64 — Le Toux in, Zakuani out. The fans behind the team benches stand and cheer for Zakuani, who played at Akron (Ohio).
67 — Moreno dives, and get busted by the linesman.
68 – Rogers shoots a bender, saved by Keller.
69 — Pat Ianni in for Sounders FC, Levesque out.
70 — Tyrone Marshall somehow saves a shot by Steven Lenhart. Keller out of position, Marshall gets back to bicycle kick the ball off the line.
71 — Lenhart comes right back with a header that goes wide. Tyrone Marshall might very well have launched Sounders FC into the playoffs. We shall see.
75 — Alonso with a shot that caroms off the post. It skitters down the goal line but doesn’t cross.
80 — Keller saves a shot from the top of the box by Brian Carroll.
81 — Big blow to Sounders FC — Hurtado shoves Gaven in the back with Gaven making a run, and it’s a PK for Crew.
82 — Schelotto will take it…and HE MISSES WIDE LEFT> I’m told first miss in 9 career tries.
87 — Ljungberg races up field with it, he has hardly touched the ball in the second half.
90 — 4 minutes stoppage time
FLurry of activity in front of the net, open shot by Rogers is missed high. And that’s it
1-0 SOUnders win. Boos from the crowd. Crew streak at home over. Playoffs still very much in sight.