2001 May 26

US Open Cup qualifier:
Utah Blitzz  0 - 0  Seattle Sounders
BYU South Field, Provo, UT

Utah: Mike Littman; John Cairel, Glenn Puckrin, Nasees Koubouras, Adolfo Ovalle-Wood; Joseph McNab (Jorge Estrada 82'), William Cummins, Sterling Wescott (Kevin Noleen 55'), Richard Breza; William McNicol, Fadi Afash.

Seattle: Preston Burpo; Mike Casale, Kieran Barton, Ryan Edwards; Scott Jenkins, Sean Henderson, Jeremy Sweet; Jason Farrell, Viet Nguyen, Kyle Smith (Kei Kinoshita 53'), Rees Bettinger (Craig Tomlinson 59').

Match summary from the Sounders:

The Seattle Sounders tied the Utah Blitzz (D3), 0-0, in a US Open Cup qualifying game played Saturday night in Provo, Utah. This was an evenly played match with both teams having several good scoring opportunities. For the game, Seattle outshot Utah, 15 to 13.

Post match quotes: Sounders Coach Bernie James:
"We had some chances to score and we didn't. We should give Utah some credit, they are a good team. We have another chance at them in Seattle soon, and we control our own tournament destiny."

         Utah  Seattle
Shots:    15      11
Saves:     5       8
Corners:   6       3
Fouls:    18      16
Offsides:  0       5

39' SEA - Edwards cautioned
58' SEA - Jenkins cautioned
58' UTA - McNab cautioned
86' SEA - Barton cautioned
94' UTA - Breza cautioned
105' SEA - Casale sent off
110' UTA - McNicol cautioned

Referee: Ben Chanaf