2000 Jul 14
Spokane Shadow 2 - 1 Seattle Sounders Select
Joe Albi Stadium, Spokane, WA
11 SPO -  Cummings (Higgins)
64 SEA -  Ruiz (Watson)
65 SPO -  Faridnia (Seely)

Spokane: Lineup unavailable.

Seattle: Jonas Tanzer; Christian Van Bloomstein, Kurt Ness, Bryn Ritchie; Scott Burcar (Marc Barros 51), Chad Brown, Chris Farnsworth (Brett Lasby 83), Mark Hogenhout, Zac Tallman; Joe Watson, Andy Smith (Manny Ruiz 61).

Match report based on the report from the Sounders Select:

The Seattle Sounders Select lost 2-1 to the Spokane Shadow at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane. Shadow midfielder Abbas Faridnia scored the match winner in the 65th minute. The loss is the sixth straight for Seattle.

Select forward Manuel Ruiz scored the only Sounders goal in the 64th minute, assisted by Joe Watson, tying the score at 1-1. Spokane forward Garth Cummings scored the first goal in the 11th minute, assisted by Zane Higgins.

Seattle were not able to take advantage of the send-off of Higgins in 70th minute for a second yellow card. The Select had seven shots for the game, and only two in the second half.

Select midfielder Scott Burcar suffered a knee injury in the second half and could possibly be lost for the remainder of the season.

Post Game Quotes - Select Coach Gerry Gray:
I though we played well at times when we played two-touch soccer. When we dribbled the ball a lot it caused us problems. Right now we're playing for pride. We've lost six straight, but get a chance to turn things around tomorrow. We have three games left to make the playoffs. And I think the team has the ability to do it, it's just a matter of them doing it on the field.
40 Higgins (SPO) cautioned for dissent.
63 Watson (SEA) cautioned for a foul.
70 Higgins (SPO) cautioned for pushing and sent off for his second caution.
75 Krestian (SPO) cautioned for holding.
84 Cummings (SPO) cautioned for a foul.
85 Ritchie (SEA) cautioned for a foul.

Referee: Mac Pinski
Attendance: 1,065