2000 April 29

Seattle Sounders 6 - 0 Liga Hispana
Preseason match, Renton Memorial Stadium, Renton, Washington

Sounders: May; James, Barton (R Utush 46), Jenkins; AJ Utush, McCormick (Howes 46), Wood (Henderson 46), Sawatzky (Kinoshita 64); Gregor, Tomlinson (Storkson 46), Nguyen (Earl 63).

Liga Hispana: Fernandez (Perdomo 46); Reyes, Luna, Garcia, Gradilla; Martinez, Montoya, Acuna, Cortez; Cea, Mauzayo.

Match report provided by the Seattle Sounders:
The Seattle Sounders defeated Liga Hispana 6-0 in a pre-season game played before 1,000 at Renton Memorial Stadium. The Sounders dominated play, outshooting Hispana 30 to 2 and holding a 16 to 2 corner kick advantage.  Goalscorers for the Sounders were Darren Sawatzky (35'), AJ Utush (39'), Andrew Gregor (54'), Erik Storkson (57'), own goal (68') and Storkson again (82').  Sounders goalkeeper Bill May played the full 90 minutes, making 1 save for the shutout.

35'  Tomlinson shoots inside the penalty area and his shot goes off the top of the post.  The rebound goes to Sawatzky eight yards from goal and he converts into lower left corner for a goal.

39'  Gregor takes the corner and hits an in swinger that goes directly to AJ Utush inside the goal area.  Utush calmly heads the ball into the left corner for a goal.

54'  From about 30 yards out, Howes passes left side to Gregor running inside the left side of the penalty area.  Gregor takes one dribble and lets a low hard shot go from 10 yards out that beats the goalkeeper to the short side.

57'  Nguyen takes a corner kick and hits an out swinger that goes to Storkson standing on the 6-yard line.  Storkson heads the ball into the top right corner for a goal.

68'  Gregor tries to cross the ball into the penalty area.  The ball deflects off an Hispana defender and into the net for an own goal.

82'  Gregor controls the ball outside of the penalty area and passes to Storkson.  Storkson inside the penalty area takes the pass, shoots and scores on a low shot to the left side of the goal.
         Seattle     Hispana
Shots       30         2
Saves        1         6
Fouls       10         4
Offsides     4         0
Corners     16         1


Referee: Oscar Myre
Attendance: 1,000