Final: Sounders get the 3-0 win after a couple minutes of stoppage time. Time for the jersey exchange. Fans happy to see the team score and win at home, finally.
86′: Writing duties taking over now. Seattle looks to be in good shape.
70′: GOAL SEATTLE! Michael Seamon, the rookie just recently back in camp, connects on a long-range shot.
64′: GOAL SEATTLE! Pat Noonan collects a long pass from David Estrada, jukes a defender in the box and powers a shot home.
57′: The game has gotten a bit chippy I’ve seen. Especially from the Boca end.
50′: MISS! Evans in front of a wide-open net misses a shot from about two yards out. Not sure how that happened.
46′: Let’s see who’s out there now. Boss is in goal. Riley is in for Parke in the back, with Scott moving to centerback. Noonan is in for Montero. Montano in for Zakuani. Estrada in for Nyassi.
Halftime: Sounders lead 1-0 on a goal by Roger Levesque. It snaps a drought of more than 300 scoreless minutes for the home team at Qwest.
42′: GOAL! Montero takes a brilliant free kick that is saved well off the post. Roger Levesque only has to tap the rebound into an empty net.
38′: Another miss! This time Steve Zakuani does well to earn a clean shot, but it’s also wide. Sounders have probably taken 10-some shots, maybe forced one or two saves.
33′: Montero goes airborne for a bicycle-kick attempt but can’t connect. Definitely drew a response from the crowd.
26′: MISS! Another great chance is squandered by Seattle. This time an open shot from Sturgis that curls wide. The offensive struggles have been very evident so far.
20′: SAVE! Keller does well to save a good header from forward Lucas Viatri.
19′: Evans on for Alonso.
16′: Uh oh. Alonso is down. He slams the turf with his fist and kicks the bench when he comes off.
15′: Montero again with a chance, but he can’t connect on a great cross from Nyassi in front of the goal.
13′: MISS! Montero collects a ball, turns and fires a shot inches wide.
11′: Jeff Parke collides with Kasey Keller on a dangerous ball in the Seattle box. Both appear to be OK and the ball eventually gets cleared.
8′: Levesque wins a corner kick and heads it off the crossbar!
5′: Dangerous Sturgis free kick goes over the crowd in the Boca penalty box and just wide of the far post. Seattle controlling the early action.
3′: Pretty cool watching Boca in its traditional kit. The South American clubs is 0-2-2 in friendlies against Major League Soccer teams though.
1′: And we’re off!
Pregame: A reminder, the late game on a weekday means for a tighter deadline, so posts might be sparse. Be sure to sound off in the comments section.
Pregame: The electricity-yellow uniforms are out in full force.
Pregame: The starters are marching out on the field now. Jhon Kennedy Hurtado walked with a slight limp to the bench with the other reserves. No sign of Freddie Ljungberg, not sure what that’s about.