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July 16, 2011 at 12:34 PM

FINAL: Sounders FC 4, Colorado Rapids 3, game thread

Postgame notes on the Twitter feed.

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Final. Sounders FC 4, Colorado Rapids 3. Wild game here on the grass in front of Sir Alex Ferguson. Second comeback in a row for Seattle.

90+3′: More chants for Steve Zakuani.

90+2′: Jaqua in for Montero. Three minutes total stoppage time.

90′: GOAL COLORADO. Folan pulls one back in the 90th minute. Watch out.

89′: Fredy Montero has four goals this week. Two on Sunday. One in the Open Cup on Wednesday. One more today.

86′: Akpan on. Cummings off.

84′: GOAL SEATTEL! Rosales appears to put this one away. Montero finds him behind the defense and the Argentine puts it away.

83′: GOAL SEATTLE! It’s Montero with a diving header on a play set up by Evans. Alonso throws him a “pitch” for the celebration and he knocks it out of the park.

80′: Meanwhile LaBauex is on for Nyassi.

79′: Yellow card to Thompson. Took out Riley. Who needs treatment.

77′: Ridiculously bad touch by Brad Evans ruins a wide-open breakaway. Wow.

74′: Getting chippy again. Free kick for Seattle. It’s cleared.

73′: Brad Evans in for Erik Friberg in the 73rd minute.

72′: Conor Casey left in the first half with a calf injury. Could also be Achilles related.

71′: Lamar Neagle checking for Seattle. He comes in for Fernandez.

69′: Levesque takes out Kimura. Gets a card. The foul happened right in front of Colorado’s bench, might’ve influenced the decision. Actually no, upon seeing the replay, it’s the right call.

68′: CenturyLink Field attendance: 36,424

67′: Nyassi with a good run, sets up Folan, but he’s pushed off the ball before taking a shot.

65′: Fernandez gets behind the defense, but the speedy Wynne tracks him down.

61′: Corner kick for Seattle cleared by Larentowicz. Alonso with a hard shot that gives Pickens troubles.

59′: Corner kick to Colorado, earned mostly though Nyassi. First attempt cleared out for another. Larentowicz knocks the second one over the goal.

53′: Moor and Marshall give Rosales an ear-full for what they perceived to be a bit of exaggeration.

52′: Cross by Fernandez, flicked on by Montero, shot by Rosales, but it’s right at Pickens.

51′: Friberg with a dangerous run, but just loses control of the ball in front of goal.

48′: GOAL SEATTLE! Rosales gets behind the defense with a great run on the right, swings in a cross to Levesque, who gets the slightest of touches to redirect it inside the far post past Pickens. We’re at 2-2.

46′: We’re underway in the second half. No apparent subs.

Halftime: Former NASL Sounder Jeff Stock, Frank Barton, Bobby Howe, and coach Alan Hinton were among those honored for the 30-year anniversary of Seattle winning the Trans-Atlantic Challenge Cup.

Halftime. Here are some stats. Shots: SEA 7-6. Shots on goal: 3-3. Fouls: SEA 7-4. Offsides: COL 2-1. Corner kicks: SEA 2-1. Saves: COL 2-1.

Halftime. Colorado Rapids 2, Sounders FC 1. Seattle has come back once already today. Can the home side do it again?

45+3′: Folan gets behind Ianni, who was arguing a throw-in call, but his cross is off-line.

45′: Three minutes of stoppage time.

43′: GOAL COLORADO. Jeff Larentowicz fires a shot in off the post. He was set up well by Thompson and hammered it in from the top of the 18. Taunts the crowd a little too.

42′: Colorado down two starters now: Smith and Casey.

40′: MISS! Great run by Rosales, through the contact of Moor, but Fernandez’ header is blocked! Wow. Could’ve been the go-ahead goal there. Good defense by Kimura.

38′: Casey limps off to the locker room. Caleb Folan in.

36′: Casey goes down awkwardly. Plays on for a bit. Now he gets treatment.

32′: Conor Casey getting booed on every touch now. Elsewhere Rosales just misses Levesque with a cross in front of goal.

30′: Nyassi with a good run and some fancy moves, but his shot is right at Keller.

27′: Big save from PIckens. Bigger clear from Moor. Yellow card to Montero for a late foul

25′: Definitely getting physical out there. Larentowicz fouls Alonso. Yellow card to Casey for dissent it appears. Emotions from the earlier meeting carrying over?

23′: Play goes on. Cummings with a header out for a goal kick. Friberg back on.

22′: Mastroeni shoves Friberg to the ground. Sounders take offense and plead for a second yellow. Doesn’t look like it’s coming. Crowd chants: “Send him off!”

20′: Rosales with a disappointing cross. Elsewhere Alonso and Thompson mix it up.

19′: Mastroeni booked for taking out Montero. Levesque beat Marshall to a header, but knocks it over the goal.

18′: Riley knocking people around and grabbing jerseys but Colorado plays through it and earns a corner kick. It’s cleared.

17′: Free kick for the Rapids, but Nyassi wastes it.

16′: More good chances for Seattle, but Pickens is up to the task.

14′: Levesque nearly finds an open Fernandez, but the cross is a bit off. Flaco called for a hand-ball trying to control it.

10′: Seattle stays on the attack. Alonso fires a shot into the side netting.

7′: GOAL SEATTLE! The response did not take long. Alvaro Fernandez wins a 1v1 battle with Kimura and fires a shot past Pickens. Assist to Alonso. Great answer from the Sounders. It’s 1-1.

6′: SAVE! Pickens stops Levesque on an open shot. Friberg’s run down the middle created the danger.

5′: Thompson goal credited in the first minute now. Scored at the 1:00 mark.

1′: GOAL COLORADO. That did not take long. Poor clearance by Jeff Parke and Wells Thompson capitalizes on a nice shot past Keller to the corner. Colorado up 1-0.

1′: We’re underway!

Pregame: The green “Z” and a “Zakuani 11” banner are in attendance.

Pregame: Here’s the walkout. Seattle in green-blue-green at home. Colorado in burgundy-white-burgundy.

Pregame: Colorado lineup change: Sanna Nyassi in, Jamie Smith out with a tight hamstring and won’t be available today.

Pregame: Sir Alex Ferguson just walked by in the press box. No surprise he’s taking in the Sounders FC action this afternoon.

Pregame: Be sure to check out the lineups post below. Brad Evans returns and is available off the bench. O’Brian White’s return put on hold and could come Wednesday vs. Manchester United.


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