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Final. Sounders FC 3, Toronto FC 0. Utter dominance from the home side without three key players in Zakuani, White, Rosales. More to come.
90′: Two minutes added time.
88′: Writing duties have taken over. Not much drama left in this one.
80′: Carrasco in for Friberg.
78′: That’s the first multi-goal game on Evans’ career.
75′: PENALTY KICK! GOAL SEATTLE! A handball is called against Toronto FC in its penalty box and Evans powers to the right. Sounders FC up 3-0.
72′: Levesque on for Jaqua, who gets a nice ovation. Or maybe that’s for Levesque too. Mostly for Jaqua I’m sure.
71′: MISS! Fucito with an open chance squandered. The shots are pouring in.
70′: Evans with a good run to set up Jaqua, his shot is deflected by Fucito right to Frei.
67′: Fucito with an immediate impact. Makes a good move and run on the left and nearly sets up Jaqua for a goal.
66′: Mike Fucito makes his season debut, coming in for Fredy Montero. Fucito hasn’t played a league game since Sept. 9, 2010.
65′: Tonight’s attendance: 36,287
64′: MISS! Another great chance for Evans, who gets on the end of a Riley pass but can’t get a shot on frame.
62′: Toronto with its third and final sub. Matt Gold in for Stevanovic.
59′: Hurtado nearly with another assist, makes a run on the left and almost connects with Jaqua on the cross.
57′: Ex-Sounders FC midfielder Nathan Sturgis back on the pitch at Qwest Field, subs in for du Guzman.
54′: Hard to see Toronto getting any points out of this one now…
52′: GOAL SEATTLE! First Jhon Kennedy Hurtado break up a play at midfield. Then Brad Evans collects a pass from Fredy Montero along the right side and powers a shot past Frei. Sounders FC 2-0.
49′: SAVE! Frei with another big stop on Evans open chance at the far post. Moments later a shot goes just over the goal. Frei might’ve got a piece of that one too.
47′: SAVE! Out-of-nowhere shot by Montero just kept out by Frei’s right hand. Top-class stuff there.
46′: We’re just about to get under way. No changes for Seattle. Yourassowsky in for Santos on Toronto’s end.
Halftime: Some stats. Shots–SEA 7-1. Shots on goal–SEA 2-0. Fouls–SEA 7-6. Offsides–1-1. Corner kicks–SEA 3-1. Saves–TOR 1-0.
Halftime: No added time after Ianni clears a chance. Seattle with a deserved 1-0 lead on the Flaco goal. Could be more.
45′: Alonso booked for taking out Martina on the right side. Could’ve been for the foul itself or persistent infringement.
42′: Evans wins a defensive header and another tackle after that to stop a rare Toronto build-up. Nothing comes of the counterattack when Montero can’t get to a Fernandez through ball.
39′: Dangerous cross by Wahl, who has had a very active first half, but Frei grabs it. Takes a shot from Montero in the process.
35′: Fernandez nearly gets his second, heading a Montero cross on goal, but it’s right at Frei.
34′: Evans races to win Fernandez’s headed cross, settles it with his chest but blasts a shot way off target.
32′: Wahl sets up Friberg for a dangerous cross, but it’s cleared out.
29′: Horrible giveaway by Evans nearly leads to a breakaway goal by Martina. Wahl does well to deflect the shot for a corner kick and not much comes from the set piece.
25′: I can probably count on one hand the amount of times Toronto has completed a pass in the attacking third.
22′: Wahl torches Martina on the left, but his crosses can’t create a shot. Later the Sounders earn a corner kick, but nothing comes of it.
Friberg and Evans had switched for a few minutes there. Friberg to the right and Evans back in the middle.
19′: Seattle still dominating the run of play. Wouldn’t be surprised to see another goal by halftime.
15′: Jaqua with a cross from the right side. Montero beats Gargan to it but it’s over for a goal kick.
11′: At the 11:00 mark the No. 11 tribute cards for Steve Zakuani are raised. Chants of STEVE! ZAKUANI! here. Amazing sight.
9′: GOAL SEATTLE! Evans swings in a cross from the right and Flaco with the header past Frei. Sounders FC 1-0.
9′: Corner kick to Sounders FC. Friberg takes it and Hurtado nearly wins it. Evans then has a shot blocked.
5′: Possession all for Seattle early. Flaco earns a free kick from 35 yards out. It’s blocked and cleared.
3′: Nate Jaqua active in the early going.
1′: And we’re off! Looks like Evans is going to the right. Flaco on the left. Friberg in the middle.
Pregame: Here’s the walkout. Seattle in green-blue-green at home. Toronto in all red.
Pregame: Each goal this season has directly involved either Steve Zakuani, O’Brian White or Mauro Rosales. All are out tonight.
Pregame: Nathan Sturgis with some hugs in pregame for his former mates. He’s on the bench today.
Pregame: The crowd is starting to fill in as we’re roughly 30 minutes from kickoff. Be sure to check out the lineups in the post below if you haven’t already. Think it’s the squad to get three points out of this one?