1999 May 1
Seattle Sounders Selects 2 - 1 Cascade Surge (after
Renton Memorial Stadium
US Open Cup Qualifier
18 CAS: Iverson
77 SEL: Partridge (Farnsworth)
101 SEL: Bergford (Bloomstine)
Match report from the Selects:
The Seattle Sounders Selects won their opening match tonight at Renton
Stadium, 2 - 1 in overtime against the Cascade Surge. This scrappy,
non-league match saw three serious injuries, including a broken leg to
a Surge defender. The Surge scored first, on a counterattack, beating
the Selects offside trap with a lob over goalkeeper Christian Clausnizter
in the 18th minute. Clausnizter injured a knee in the collison with the
Surge goal scorer, Jason Iverson. With Clausnitzter out and Jonas
Tanzer not yet cleared to play, defender Jeremy Vecs put on the gloves
and played the remainder of the match in goal. Though the Selects territorarily
dominated play during the first half, it ended with the Surge in the lead,
1 - 0.
A better played second half saw chances at both ends in a more wide
open match. Surge veteran Migel Camarena moved into midfield to settle
things, and attacking players Marcado, Martell and Iverson came close.
The Selects equalized in the 77th minute off a cross by Chris Farnsworth
to the head of Joe Partridge, who thundered a header in from close range.
At the end of regulation, the score was 1 - 1.
The "golden goal" or sudden death 15-minute tiebreaker was controlled
by the Selects, who finally scored with just four minutes remaining when
Assistant Coach Jamie Bloomstine crossed to Peter Bergford, who looped
a header over stranded goalkeeper Glenn Rogers. The most thankful
player on the field? Selects non-goalkeeper Jeremy Vecs, who was
NOT looking forward to a shootout.
The match was for the US Open Cup and was a non-league game.
Selects players of the game: Joe Vega, Chris Farnsworth, Kelly
Barton, Manny Ruiz, and Peter Bergford.
Shots: SEL 17, CAS 10
Saves: SEL 2, CAS 4
Fouls: SEL 13, CAS 10
Offsides: SEL 1, CAS 5
Corners: SEL 5, CAS 2
Referee: Kevin Boisen