2001 Aug 8

Milwaukee Rampage  3 - 0  Seattle Sounders
Milwaukee Sports Complex, Franklin, WI

51' MIL - Takawira (Hayes)
63' MIL - Butcher (Takawira)
68' MIL - Edwards own goal

Milwaukee: Henry Ring; Destin Makumbu (Peter Henning 71'), Dennis Fadeski (Judah Cooks 62'), Alan Soso; David Hayes, Jason Russell, Steve Bernal (Michael Slivinski 70'), Phillipe Godoy (Brian Doherty 75'), Igor Soso (Yuri Lavrinenko 87'); Steve Butcher, Digital Takawira.

Seattle: Preston Burpo; Ali John Utush, Kieran Barton, Ryan Edwards, Scott Jenkins; Sean Henderson (Mike Casale 71'), Kei Kinoshita, Jason Farrell, Viet Nguyen; Dylin Pillay (Craig Tomlinson 34'), Rees Bettinger (Chad Brown 59').

Match report from the Seattle Sounders:
Rampage forward Digital Takawira scored the match-winning goal and added an assist as Milwaukee defeated the Seattle Sounders in Milwaukee, WI. Seattle were seemingly sluggish throughout the match, possible affected by the 96-degree temperature at kickoff.

Takawira scored the match-winning goal in the 51st minute. In the Sounders end of the field, midfielder Igor Soso passed to midfielder David Hayes who was in space just outside the penalty area. Hayes sent a pass inside the penalty area to Takawira on the move on the right side of the box. Takawira made one move and took a low hard shot that beat the Sounders goalkeeper Preston Burpo.

Milwaukee increased their lead to 2-0 when forward Steve Butcher scored in the 63rd minute on a pass from Takawira. The Rampage finished their scoring on an own goal off the body of Sounders defender Ryan Edwards in the 68th minute.

Milwaukee goalkeeper Henry Ring only had to make two saves on six Sounders shots to record the shutout. Seattle were without the services of midfielder and leading scorer Leighton O'Brien, who was suspended for this match because of a red card he received in the last match in Milwaukee on June 30. Forward Dylin Pillay made his debut for Seattle by starting and playing the first 34 minutes of the game before coming off for Craig Tomlinson.

With the victory, Milwaukee move past Seattle and into second place in the Western Conference, two points behind conference leading Vancouver. The Sounders have lost two of their last three matches.

        Milwaukee  Seattle
Shots:     16          6
Saves:      2          5
Corners:    2          1
Fouls:     11         10
Offsides:   0          4

30' SEA - Pillay cautioned.
37' SEA - AJ Utush cautioned.
45' MIL - Makumbu cautioned.
85' SEA - Nguyen cautioned.

Referee: Kelly Ross
Attendance: 1,321