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  2000 Jun 6
 
El Paso Patriots 1 - 0 Seattle Sounders
Socorro Student Activities Complex, El Paso, TX
 
69 EP - Rowland (E Wilson)
 
El Paso:  Dimitar Popov; Frederico Juarez, Michael Griego, Dimitar Vasev; Dimitar Dimitrov (Christian Michner 75), Eric Wilson (Jose Lomeli 82), Aaron Lujan, Bisser Georgiev, Kirk Wilson; Omar Mora (Craig Yacks 77), Mark Rowland.
 
Seattle: Bill May; Ali John Utush, Kieran Barton, Scott Jenkins, Craig Waibel; Brian Wood (Andrew Gregor 46), Greg Howes (Darren Sawatzky 68), Sean Henderson (Dick McCormick 75), Viet Nguyen; Rashid Utush, Craig Tomlinson (Erik Storkson 46).


Match report by based on the Sounders report:
 
The Seattle Sounders were shut out 1-0 by the El Paso Patriots in El Paso, TX. Forward Mark Rowland scored the lone goal in the 69th minute. Seattle completed their three-match road trip with one point from a draw.
 
El Paso scored the match's only goal in the 69th minute. The Patriots had a build up on the right side. Patriots midfielder Kirk Wilson played the ball into the penalty area for his brother Eric Wilson, who ran into space and received the pass. Eric spun around as a Sounders defender came towards him and passed the ball to Mark Rowland who was open in front of the net. Rowland slotted the ball into the net for a goal.
 
El Paso defeated Seattle 4-1 on June 18th, 1999 in their last meeting in El Paso. Patriots goalkeeper Dimitar Popov made one save for the shutout win. Sounders goalkeeper Bill May made 5 saves in the loss.
 
Post Game Quotes - Patriots Coach Greg Peterson:
"The win is very satisfying because of the some internal issues with the team. I thought our team played well. Seattle played a defensive game. They kept the line tight in the back. We did have some opportunities to score and were able to take advantage of one. I think the difference tonight was we had patience and kept our composure when we needed to. Seattle is a good young team. It's tough to say how good or bad a team is at this point of the season. Teams are still trying to figure out their roster. I know it will be tough when we go to Seattle in August.
 
Statistics:
El Paso Seattle
Shots: 8 3
Saves: 1 5
Corners: 9 2
Fouls: 17 14
Offsides: 5 0
 
Misconduct:
40 Vasev (EP) cautioned.
43 Griego (EP) cautioned.
85 Barton (SEA) cautioned.
87 AJ Utush (SEA) cautioned.
88 Gregor (SEA) cautioned.
88 Juarez (EP) cautioned.
 
Referee: Gibby Widner, Asst Refs: Jair Marrufo, Ronald Weber, 4th Official: Sergio Vega
Attendance: 2,301