Orlando: Machado, Lewis, Freeman, Geltz (Kowalski 87), Gill, Lee, Mackey, Regler, Sioniewski (Brick 73), Smith, Wurdack.
Seattle: Hudock, Jenkins, James, McNiel, Watson, Aunger, Stoddard (Kinoshita 45, Enneking 70), Hoggan, Galvezon, Adair (Crothers 45), Gailey (Amusu 66).
Cautions: Orlando: Wurdack, Mackey; Seattle: Kinoshita, McNiel.
Shots: Orlando 17, Seattle 12.
Saves: Machado 5, Hudock 7
Corners: Orlando 0, Seattle 4
Fouls: Orlando 15, Seattle 14
Offsides: Orlando 3, Seattle 1
The Seattle Sounders, wilting under oppressive 92 degree temperatures,
98 percent humidity, and the club's second match in less than 40 hours,
dropped a 1-0 decision to the Orlando Sundogs at the Florida Citrus Bowl.
to the Sundogs cost Seattle the top spot in the table, as Vancouver rose with a win at Nashville later in the day.
Orlando scored the solo goal at 79' when forward Tim Geltz' low, right-footed
14-yard blast grazed a Sounder defender to sneak past the fully extended
Sounder goalkeeper Dusty Hudock. The unassisted goal broke Hudock's
string of 458 scoreless minutes.
"Today Dusty played brilliantly," said Megson. "We had great chances and our bench did an outstanding job. But for a slight deflection, we should be walking out with our fifth straight (shutout)."
The Sounders completed their longest road trip of the year, going 2-1-0-1 (W-SW-SL-L) and allowing just the one goal.
Seattle returns home to take on the El Paso Patriots, featuring Nate Daligcon's ex-SPU teammate Ricci Greenwood, on Sunday, June 1 (2:00 kickoff). Then on Wednesday, June 4, the Sounders host the MLS San Jose Clash, featuring ex-Sounders Shawn Medved and Dominic Kinnear.