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April 2, 2011 at 7:06 PM

FINAL: Sounders FC 2, San Jose Earthquakes 2, game thread

NOTE: Be sure to check out the Twitter feed for some postgame updates.

Final. Sounders FC 2, San Jose Earthquakes 2. Seattle blows two leads, but at least gets a couple goals. Still winless through four games.

90+3′: Uh oh. Ianni fouls Sealy just outside the box. One last play? Stephenson’s shot is off target.

90′: Three minutes of stoppage time. Any extra-time magic in this one? Is it bad that I always think about Mike Fucito when I say that?

84′: Instant offense from the subs. Estrada a good throw-in in the box to Jaqua, earns a corner kick. Nothing comes of it. Estrada with the bad turnover in the end.

Meanwhile Scott Sealy is in for Dawkins.

83′: David Estrada looks to be Sounders FC’s third sub on the evening. Rosales out.

81′: MISS! Shot by Jaqua on a second ball looks destined for the net, but it’s deflected about a foot wide by a defender on the ground.

80′: Yellow card to Leo Gonzalez for tying his shoe too slowly?

79′: Anxious moments here. Either team could steal the three points.

74′: Earthquakes on the front foot. A header goes just wide, by Opara I think. Huge cheer here in the pressbox a couple seats down. Hmmmmm…

71′: Jaqua in for a couple minutes. Goes into the book for a silly challenge.

70′: Ike Opara in for Chris Leitch.

65′: Hypothetical poll question about to be answered: Nate Jaqua getting some last instructions from coach Sigi Schmid. He’s coming in for White.

63′: Buck Shaw attendance: 10,276

61′: Wondo trips in the box. Leo barks at him to get up and makes a diving motion. They have words, but no call is made. Play on.

59′: Something I pondered on Twitter. You be the coach. Is the next sub offensive-minded if you’re Seattle (Nate Jaqua) or defensive-minded, go for the point (Servando Carrasco)?

55′: Stephenson with another chance, but he pushes a shot wide off a cross. Can Seattle hold on for a point?

52′: GOAL SAN JOSE. Second-half substitute Khari Stephenson with a rocket shot from about 35 yards to tie the game at 2-2. A goal of the week candidate to be sure. What a strike.

52′: Looked like Parke and Johnson tangled feet in the box. San Jose, with the crowd on its side, wants a PK. No call.

51′: San Jose earns a corner kick but Ianni wins it. On the break, Flaco’s early cross is too close to Busch.

46′: And we’re off in the second half. Alvaro Fernandez has come on for Erik Friberg. Khari Stephenson replaces Gjertsen for San Jose.

Halftime: Some stats. Shots–SEA 9-6. Shots on goal–SEA 4-3. Saves–2-2. Fouls–SEA 6-2. Corner kicks–4-4. Offsides–1-1.

Halftime: But not before a huge save by Keller! The Sounders FC captain with a tremendous stop on Gjertsen just before the whistle. Sounders FC up 2-1 at the break.

45′: Alvaro Fernandez warming up behind the San Jose goal. Perhaps a halftime change in the works? For Erik Friberg?

42′: GOAL SEATTLE! Alonso wins a ball and gets it to Zakuani on the left. His cross in is won well by O’Brian White, who hammers it in the header. Sounders FC up 2-1.

42′: As Don Ruiz of The News Tribune noted, that Earthquakes goal broke a streak of 12 straight by Wondolowski for the team in regular season games.

40′: Looked like Rosales was whistled earlier for showing his studs on a challenge. Some San Jose guys took exception to it.

34′: Seattle races down and nearly goes ahead again. Zakuani leads the charge. Nothing comes of it.

32′ GOAL SAN JOSE. Earthquakes newcomer Simon Dawkins levels the score in after collecting a pass from Convey and finishing to the far post. Tied 1-1.

31′: Riley concedes a corner kick then wins the header. On the next cross in Johnson wins a header over Ianni, but it’s wide.

29′: Gjertsen gives Leo problems but Ozzie cleans up. On the other end Friberg whistled offside in front of the Sounders bench. The complaints are tepid.

26′: Gjertsen with a good cross but Dawkins can’t get the header on target.

24′: Zakuani beats a couple defenders but his shot is off balance and off target. On another note, Sounders FC earned its first lead of the 2011 season after 287 minutes.

22′: Quick counter with Rosales and White leads to a corner kick. Riley needs treatment.

20′: Does Mauro Rosales come out of the lineup next week or do you find a place for him when Fredy Montero returns…? Because that assist was phenomenal stuff.

17′: GOAL SEATTLE! Mauro Rosales with a great run in the penalty box along the right side. Burns Sam Cronin and centers it perfectly to Brad Evans for the tap-in goal. Sounders FC 1-0.

16′: It’s 10v10 for a moment as White and SJ’s McDonald fix their boots.

14′: MISS! Evans wins a ball in midfield and plays it to Rosales behind the defense, but his shot goes wide. Great chance there.

14′: San Jose controlling a lot of the ball.

11′: White wins another header off a Rosales cross, but again it’s over the bar.

9′: Convey bearing on goal after a flick header but Keller smothers it. Then Keller with a huge save on a Wondolowski shot from the top 16-17 yards out!

6′: Leitch booked for a rash challenge on Rosales. Not a good start for the San Jose right back.

5′: Keller shanks a clearance that nearly leads to danger… It doesn’t in the end.

4′: Zakuani abuses Leitch on the left but his cross to Evans is cleared. Ozzie wins it back and crosses to Zakuani, whose shot is saved off the post out for a corner kick. Rosales takes it and White wins it, heads it just over.

3′: Wondo plays a 1-2 with Dawkins but it’s a little heavy. Keller takes it.

2′: Rosales definitely in the withdrawn forward position behind White. Wondolowski also playing behind forward Ryan Johnson. Almost a 4-1-4-1 for them.

1′: And we’re off!

Pregame: Word is about 250 Sounders FC fans are here. Check out their pregame tifo.

Pregame: Seattle in the green-green-blue combo on the road. San Jose is in all black.

Pregame: I’ve been getting some flack for this note on Twitter, but a Sounders FC loss would give ’em the worst record in MLS. Portland and Chivas USA each earned draws today to create such a scenario.

Pregame: We’re about 20 minutes from kickoff now. In case you missed it in the lineups post, Fredy Montero is not available and Mauro Rosales will start in his place instead. Think it’s the right move?


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