Skagit Internationals 0 - 1 Seattle Sounders
Mount Vernon HS, Mt Vernon, WA
Cowell (SE) 17
Skagit: Travers Enslow (Andres Hagen 49); Todd Stauber, Travis Connell, Tony Pyle (Blair Enbstoester 87), Frank Lopez; Billy Colello, Walter Martinez (Hector Fuentes 45), Jesus Fuentes (Jose Castro 25), Juan Fajardo (Ramon Deleon 39); Jared Bryant (T Takano 72), Kurt Swanson (Eduardo Fajardo 87).
Seattle: Preston Burpo (Bill May 45); Scott Jenkins, Bernie James, Jason Annicchero, Craig Waibel; Ian Russell, Troya Cowell, Neil Megson (Travis Pozega 45), Viet Nguyen; Erik Storkson (Nick Kalafatich 66), Mark Baena.
The Seattle Sounders defeated the Skagit Internationals, an all-star team from Skagit County, 1-0 in a match played Sunday evening at Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, WA. Midfielder Troya Cowell scored the Sounders' lone goal in the 17th minute. The Sounders controlled play most of the game. The Skagit Internationals played hard and had several chances to tie the score. Sounders goalkeepers Preston Burpo and Bill May each played one half to combine for the shutout. With the victory, the Sounders have won five straight preseason matches, allowing only one goal during that win streak.
FIRST HALF HIGHLIGHTS
8- SEA- Megson takes a hard shot from about 15 yards out that the Skagit goalkeeper, Travers Enslow, has to make a fingertip save on to just knock the ball over the net.
15- SEA- On a run down the left side, Baena crosses to Cowell, making a run through the penalty box. Cowell shoots from 15 yards out but the shot is blocked.
17- SEA- Nguyen makes a run down the middle of the field to the edge of the penalty box and passes to Cowell who is running down the left flank. Cowell catches the pass just inside the left side of the penalty area. He stops and shoots low, taking a hard shot that beats Enslow low to the short side of the goal. Skagit 0, Seattle 1.
28- SEA- Russell tries to redirect a cross by flicking it at net, but the shot attempt goes wide.
35- SKAGIT- Colello makes a run down the middle, but his shot from 15 yards out goes high over the net.
SECOND HALF HIGHLIGHTS
52 - SEA - From a free kick, Nguyen sends a cross to Annicchero who makes a run through the penalty area. Annicchero's header just goes over the net.
66 - SKAGIT- Colello takes a hard shot from 25 yards out that Sounders goalkeeper Bill May has to trap to save.
87 - SEA- Pozega takes a shot that is just tipped over the bar by Skagit goalkeeper Andres Hagen.
Shots 15 13
Saves 2 4
Fouls 5 5
Offsides 0 2
Corners 8 5
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 55 degrees
Officials: Head Referee: Mo Zarrabi-Kashani, Asst. Ref: Kevin Boisen, Asst Ref: Jeff Hosking, Fourth Official: Chris Barnes
Stauber (SK) 20