I wasn’t able to stay in San Jose for this one, but Sounders FC beat the Earthquakes 1-0 Sunday in its first official game in the Reserve League, courtesy of an 87th minute goal by Michael Tetteh (right).
According to the team report it sounds like Tetteh, who came on as a sub in the 62nd minute, made a move in from the left and fired a shot through the legs of a defender and past the diving goalkeeper. Seattle (1-0) outshot the Earthquakes (1-1) by a 13-11 margin — 8-1 were on goal, respectively.
Terry Boss made one save to earn the shutout.
The Sounders FC reserves next host Chivas USA on May 9 at 7 p.m. The game will be played at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila.
Team stats after the jump:
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SOUNDERS FC RESERVES 1, SAN JOSE RESERVES 0
SEA – Michael Tetteh 1 (unassisted) 87
SEA – Roger Levesque (Caution; Persistent Infringement) 39;
SEA – Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (Caution; Game Disrepute) 52;
SJ – Matt Luzunaris (Caution; Game Disrepute) 52;
SEA – David Estrada (Caution; Intentional Handling) 88
San Jose Earthquakes – Andrew Weber, Steven Beitashour, Ike Opara (James Callahan 64), Bobby Burling, Justin Morrow, Brad Ring, Anthony Ampaipitakwong (David Frank 30), Rafael Baca, Matt Luzunaris, Yuri Morales (Nick Lima 73), Jesus Padilla.
Shots: 11; Shots on Goal: 1; Saves: 7; Fouls: 12; Offsides: 0; Corners: 3.
Seattle Sounders FC – Terry Boss, Roger Levesque, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Tyson Wahl, Zach Scott, Lamar Neagle (Pat Noonan 80), Servando Carrasco, Mike Seamon, Miguel Montano (Michael Tetteh 62), Nate Jaqua (Taylor Graham 55), David Estrada.
Shots: 13; Shots on Goal: 8; Saves: 1; Fouls: 19; Offsides: 6; Corners: 4.