COLORADO 4 - 1 SEATTLE Siersbaek (C) 39' (1st) Fry (S) 11' (2nd) Haynes (C) 21' (2nd) Hooker (C) 31' (2nd) Amaya (C) 38' (2nd) Attendance: 7,389Ack, Colorado is back. 4-1? The Sounders? Hmmm... Let's see what the P-I says about the match:
Colorado took a 1-0 [lead] in halftime that was set up by a hard foul called on Sounders defender Neil Megson on Foxes' Mark Santel just to the right of the penalty box.
Lining up to take the direct kick from 20-yards, Brian Haynes passed to a charging Carsten Siersbael who blasted a 22 yard shot into the right corner of the net past Hahnemann.
"We came out flat in the first half and it showed," said the Sounders goalie Marcus Hahnemann, who entered the match as the A-League's top goalie. "The goals that they scored in the second half were all good shots."
The Sounders evened the match in the 57th minute as Chance Fry tallied his second goal of the season on Shawn Medved's first assist of the season.
Medved's cross from the far side found Fry deep in the Colorado goal mouth who headed past Mark Dodd to even he match at 1-1.
"After we got through the first half, I thought we were on our way and we played much better in the second half," said Sounders coach Alan Hinton.
Any momentum that Seattle had gained quickly vanished as the Foxes exploded for three goals in the final 33 minutes. Haynes scored the goal of the night in the 66th minute when he cracked a 18 yard blast on the far side that Hahnemann had a tough time tracking.
In the 88th minute, the Sounders' Jason Dunn left the game after a hard collision with Colorado defender Mike Mikes. Dunn received a gash in the back of his head that required 10 stitches.