2008 Jun 10
US Open Cup, Round 1:
Arizona Sahuaros 0 - 1 Seattle Sounders (AET)
Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
Arizona: Brad Swenby; Matheau Hall, Rodolfo Collazo, Mike Duhaney, Stephen Hollinger; Joel Ibarra, Giber Becerra, Juan Rojas (Bobby De St. Aubin 88', Luke Smith 110'), Chad Brown (Kris Sumter 75'); Joel Bailey (Nick Auditore 114'), David Hague.
Seattle: Chris Eylander; Taylor Graham, Zach Scott, Kevin Sakuda, Adam West; Kenji Treschuk, Leighton O'Brien, John Fishbaugher (Andre Schmid 85'), Josh Gardner (Nikolas Besagno 119'); Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar, Sebastien Le Toux.
119' SEA: Treschuk
Additional match reports: Arizona Republic, USOpenCup.com, GOALSeattle.com.
Match report from the Sounders:
The Seattle Sounders battled a determined Arizona Sahuaros side to a 1-0 victory in extra time to advance to the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
An unassisted goal from Kenji Treschuk off a missed clearance in the 119th minute gave Seattle the 1-0 win. Seattle will face Hollywood United, who beat the Portland Timbers 3-2 Tuesday night, at the Starfire Sports Complex on June 24.
Fighting off 105 degree heat at game-time, the Sounders found it hard to break down a Sahuaros side ready to show they belonged with the USL-1 champions.
Arizona sat back and waited for counter-attack opportunities for much of the match and nearly scored from a Chris Brown bomb from the half line in the 57th minute and a Kris Sumter breakaway with four minutes left in extra time. Both shots just missed the goal.
But it was Treschuk, coming off a one game suspension he served for a red card foul against Miami FC, who got the winner for the Sounders in the game's dying minutes.
Seattle will play Hollywood United on June 24 at Starfire, tickets are $13 in advance.
Shots: 12 17
Saves: 6 7
Corners: 6 6
Fouls: 8 11
Offsides: 2 2
80' AZ: Sumter cautioned
Referees: Richard Heron; Richard Mackey, Jonathan Morris; Alan Chapman