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October 2, 2010 at 12:23 PM

FINAL: Seattle Sounders FC 3, Toronto FC 2, game thread

Final — Another big three points for Seattle. That’s three wins in a row now and the playoffs are getting closer and closer. More to come.

90′: Three minutes of stoppage time.

88′: GOAL TORONTO — Chad Barrett pulls one back for the visitors, heading in a Nicholas Lindsay cross past Keller. Could be an interesting last couple of minutes.

86′: Alonso harassing Santos all over the field. Maybe that’s the best revenge for that studs up challenge earlier…

80′: Toronto sub: O’Brian White on for Nick LaBrocca.

76′: SAVE! Frei stops Montero on an open shot after an unselfish pass from Alonso set him up. Jaqua on for Nkufo.

75′: Zakuani just missed Nkufo on a great cut-back pass in the box. That could’ve been Goal No. 4 right there…

74′: Jaqua getting ready to check in.

68′: Seattle sub. Fernandez in. Nyassi out to a nice ovation.

67′: I wouldn’t be surprised if Seattle gets another…

63′: Santos booked. Toronto probably feels its last life circling the drain…

61′: Nicholas Lindsay in for Toronto. Peterson out.

59′: GOAL SEATTLE! Sanna Nyassi finally gets his first goal as Cann fails to clear a Zakuani cross well. Nyassi leaped in the air in celebration, the weight of all those missed chances are gone.

58′: Montero down after a challenge by Gargan. He’ll get treatment.

54′: Nkufo mugged by Cann on a set piece. He’s a target for both teams in those situations.

50′: Ianni fires a shot from 35 yards out that’s just over the bar. Would’ve troubled Frei.

48′: Montero swings in a cross to Nkufo, but Garcia defends it well for a corner. Nkufo the target on the set piece

46′: And we’re off in the second half. No subs.

Halftime: Some stats…

Shots: SEA 8, TOR 4

Shots on goal: SEA 3, TOR 1

Fouls: SEA 4, TOR 8

Offsides: SEA 2, TOR 0

Corner kicks: SEA 2, TOR 1

Saves: SEA 0, TOR 1

Halftime: After conceding an early goal, Sounders FC score twice in 10 minutes to take a 2-1 lead over Toronto FC to the break. More to come.

45′: Five minutes of stoppage time. Seattle gets a corner kick, but Nkufo and Parke run into each other on the header. Each could’ve done damage with it.

45′: Nick Garcia to come on for Attakora, who limped off to the locker room.

43′: Looks like Nana Attakora is down with an injury. Seattle crowd not showing much sympathy for the fallen.

38′: Alonso down and needs treatment. Had time to bark at the official a little as he went down. Teammates not happy either. Did someone catch him with a high cleat? On the replay Maicon Santos absolutely could’ve been sent off for a studs-up challenge. At the very least a yellow.

36′: MISS! Nyassi shot wide after a good set-up from Zakuani.

34′: Peterson beats Gonzalez, but the danger is quelled. Elsewhere Gargan is booked for a hard foul on Nyassi.

29′: Ten minutes after going down at home, Sounders FC had the lead.

28′: MISS! Cross somehow finds Nyassi on the far post, but his shot on a semi-open net is wide.

26′: GOAL SEATTLE! Blaise Nkufo rises high and absolutely buries a header past Frei. What a header. Powerful stuff. Sounders FC leads 2-1.

25′: Booking to Barrett for a hard foul on Riley.

21′: GOAL SEATTLE! A nice combination of passes Parke to Alonso then a through ball to Zakuani as the Sounders winger on goal. Zakuani dribbles around Frei for the equalizer. It’s 1-1. Fun start to this one.

20′: Parke waved back on.

19′: Assist to Santos for the great pass.

16′: GOAL TORONTO. Dwayne De Rosario gets past the Seattle backline on a great through ball. Finishes to the near post and shushes the crowd in his goal celebration. Media folk in the pressbox said Jeff Parke appears to have a dislocated finger in the aftermath. Toronto up 1-0.

15′: Great run from Nick LaBrocca through the Sounders defense. Eventually is shot is blocked out.

13′: Sun break here. Not bad for Seattle in October.

11′: Great set up from Zakuani to Nkufo, but the shot is out for a corner kick. On the Toronto clearance, Seattle wants another hand ball. Doesn’t get it.

8′: Wild scramble in front of the Toronto box. Sounders appeal for another hand ball in the box (I didn’t agree with either, or even mention the first one). Eventually the danger is cleared. Moments later Montero gets a shot on goal, but it’s right at Frei.

6′: Nyassi commits a foul, then gets a one-handed shove from Gargan as he’s standing over the ball. Could get chippy…

4′: Little bit of a frantic start to this one. Not a huge surprise.

1′: MISS! Sturgis with a great through-ball to Nyassi on the right side. At a tough angle, the young Gambian fires a low shot that’s inches wide of the far post.

1′: And we’re off!

Pregame: Seattle in the green-blue-green combo at home. Toronto in all red. Not a good day to be red-green colorblind. Hopefully the blue shorts help out.

Pregame: We’re about 10 minutes from kickoff here. Lineups being announced. Golden Scarf awarded. Walkout in a few…

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