2000 May 7
Seattle Sounders Select 2 - 3 Spokane Shadow
US Open Cup qualifier, Memorial Stadium, Seattle
8 SPO - Cummings (Cosner)
28 SEA - Burcar (Ness)
45 SEA - Somoza (Watson)
67 SPO - Faridnia (Ready)
74 SPO - Cummings (Faridnia)
Seattle: Jonas Tanzer; Christian Van Bloomestein, Kurt Ness,
Billy Sleeth, Scott Burcar; Mark Hogenhout (Manuel Ruiz 80), David Ludwin
(Andy Smith 84), Ben Somoza, Kevin Zamira (Chris Farnsworth 57); Joe Watson,
Rob Schaper (Ian Chursky 70).
Spokane: Ryan Wittstruck; Kenny Krestian, Danny Huet, Jace Jones;
Aaron Grubb, Alika Cosner, JC Fernandez (Mike Dorrington 63), Troy Ready,
Abbas Faridnia; Jeff Rose (Dustin Allberry 79), Garth Cummings.
Match report by Ron Stickney:
In their first US Open Cup qualifier, the Seattle
Sounders Select won the first half 2-1 but lost the match to the Spokane
Shadow 3-2. Garth Cummings had two goals for Spokane including the match
winner. Play was rough both ways with six yellow cards shown.
8 Cummings (Cosner). Alika Cosner on the left side passed to
Cummings, whose shot nutmegged both his marker and goalkeeper Jonas Tanzer.
28 Burcar (Ness). Kurt Ness sent a diagonal ball from the goal
line on the left to Scott Burcar 8 yards out from goal. Burcar turned and
shot, and goalkeeper Ryan Wittstruck got his hands on the shot but could
not manage the save. 1-1.
45 Somoza (Watson). In added time, Joe Watson passed to Ben
Somoza, who carried the ball up the middle past two defenders, carried
through goalkeeper Wittstruck, and poked the ball home from a yard away.
Joe Watson had an apparent goal from a free kick play called back on
a close offside call.
Halftime: Seattle 2 - 1 Spokane
67 Faridnia (Ready). Troy Ready's blast from 20 yards appeared
to be caught above the knees by Tanzer, but the ball popped out in front
and Abbas Faridnia pounced on it and shot it in, deflecting it off Tanzer.
74 Cummings (Faridnia). Faridnia dropped a nice ball from the
6-yard line and Cummings buried the 15-yard shot up the middle for the
match winner. 3-2 Spokane.
Final: Seattle 2 - 3 Spokane
23 Zamira (SEA) cautioned for a hard foul.
30 Fernandez (SPO) cautioned for a hard foul.
44 Ludwig (SEA) cautioned for a foul from behind.
45 Sleeth (SEA) cautioned for a trip from behind.
51 Jones (SPO) cautioned for knocking down an opponent in the corner.
76 Grubb (SPO) cautioned.
Referee: Kevin O'Brien