42' SPO: McAllister (Ching)
SPO (starters): Mullen; Houck, Saunders, Sleeth; Hampton, Ching, Seely, Marks, Brown; McAllister, Berto.
SEA: Bill May; Bernie James, Craig Waibel, George Singh (Gaw
64), Neil Megson (Nguyen 60); Kieran Barton, Shan Gaw (Nick Kalafatich
45), Kyle Godat; Peter Hattrup (Singh 70), Viet Nguyen (Travis Pozega 45),
Erik Storkson (Hattrup 80).
The Spokane Shadow are a top team in the USL's PDL division (US division IV). If Spokane win their first-round US Open Cup match at Chico (CA) on June 16, Spokane will meet the Sounders again in a Cup match.
The Sounders roster was depleted by injuries, with the team missing seven players, six of them starters: Scott Jenkins (foot), Troya Cowell (personal), Ian Russell (injury), Mark Baena (called up to San Jose Clash), Jason Annicchero (flu), Randy Mann (groin), and non-starter Christian Michner (ACL). Guest players Kyle Godat and Travis Pozega joined the Sounders.
The Sounders defeated the Shadow 1-0 in 1998 in an exhibition match, also played in Spokane.
First Half Highlights
5' SPO - A cross from the midfield is headed just wide of the goal by
10' SEA - Megson takes a hard shot, Mullen makes the save.
41' SPO - Ching was wide open in front of the 6-yard line after a nice cross into the penalty area. Ching's shot went wide left.
42' SPO - Ching dribbled unmarked inside the right edge of the penalty area and sent a short cross to McAllister who was guarded by a Sounders defender just outside the goal area. McAllister trapped and shot a half-volley into the top right corner of the net, past May. SPO 1, SEA 0.
Second Half Highlights
56' SPO - Substitute Hollingshead, inside the penalty area, shot wide right.
72' SEA - Several shots for the Sounders in the penalty area concluded with Nguyen mishitting a shot and Spokane clearing from the area.
84' SEA - Godat shot from inside the penalty area after a free kick. Defender Marks made a goalline clearance for Spokane, preventing a goal.
Final: Spokane Shadow 1 - 0 Seattle Sounders
Shots: SPO 8, SEA 4
Saves: SPO 4, SEA 3
81' Hollingshead (SPO) cautioned