2011 Apr 3

Sounders FC Reserves start Reserve League campaing with a road win

San Jose Earthquakes Reserves  0 - 1  Seattle Sounders FC Reserves
Nutrilite Training Facility, San Jose, CA

87' SEA: Michael Tetteh

San Jose: Andrew Weber; Steven Beitashour, Ike Opara (James Callahan 64'), Bobby Burling, Justin Morrow; Brad Ring, Anthony Ampaipitakwong (David Frank 30'), Rafael Baca, Matt Luzunaris; Yuri Morales (Nick Lima 73'), Jesus Padilla.

Seattle: Terry Boss; Roger Levesque, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Tyson Wahl, Zach Scott; Lamar Neagle (Pat Noonan 80'), Servando Carrasco, Mike Seamon; Miguel Montaño (Michael Tetteh 62'); Nate Jaqua (Taylor Graham 55'), David Estrada.

Match report from Sounders FC:

The Sounders FC Reserves kicked off their 2011 MLS Reserve Division schedule in dramatic fashion on Sunday morning at Nutrilite Training Facility with a 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes reserves, getting a late tally from rookie Michael Tetteh to earn the victory.

Tetteh came off the bench in the 62nd minute and scored the game-winning goal in the 87th minute, using a great individual effort to cap a solid team performance throughout the day.

Seattle put eight shots on goal, but Andrew Weber made some solid saves for San Jose. On the other side of the field, the Seattle defense held the Earthquakes to just one shot on goal, simplifying the clean sheet for goalkeeper Terry Boss.

The barrage started in just the third minute when Roger Levesque got his head on a corner kick from Servando Carrasco, but Weber stabbed it out of the air for a glove save. Levesque got another shot in the 16th minute off of a free kick passed to the outside and Weber dove to the post to make the stop.

Matt Luzunaris hit the post with a header in the 26th minute for San Jose's best chance of the match, but the opportunities continued for Seattle. David Estrada had a shot saved in the 35th minute and Nate Jaqua just missed on a run with Lamar Neagle in the 47th minute. Neagle also had a shot saved at the post in the 69th minute.

Finally in the 87th minute, Tetteh broke through.

Taking control of the ball on the left side, Tetteh worked his way around three San Jose defenders to get into the box, then blasted a shot inside the far post for the game’s only goal.

Seattle's next reserve match is scheduled for May 9th against Chivas USA at Starfire Stadium.

           SJ  SEA
Shots:     11   13
Saves:      1    7
Corners:    4    3
Fouls:     19   12
Offsides:   6    0

39' SEA: Levesque cautioned for persistent infringement
52' SEA: Hurtado cautioned for game disrespect
52' SJ: Luzunaris cautioned for game disrespect
90' SEA: Estrada cautioned for intentional handling