2001 May 27

US Open Cup qualifier:
Northern Nevada Aces  0 - 5  Seattle Sounders
Wooster HS, Reno, NV

23' SEA - Nguyen
32' SEA - Farrell
36' SEA - Nguyen
45' SEA - Hattrup (Edwards)
81' SEA - Brown (Hattrup)

Nevada: Robert Buchanan; Michael Bell, Gerardo Saldana (Rudi Ramos 45'), Francisco Macedo, Rafael Loera; Mario Farfan, Jaime Martinez, Miguel Cacho (Russell Maehara 36'), Nico Moreno (Antonio Vega 66'); Michael Sanneh (Alfredo Chavarin 25'), Jose Luis Cacho.

Seattle: Preston Burpo; Mike Casale, Kieran Barton, Ryan Edwards, Scott Jenkins; Sean Henderson (Jeremy Sweet 67'), Kei Kinoshita (Chad Brown 45'), Jason Farrell, Viet Nguyen (Craig Tomlinson 60'); Kyle Smith (Peter Hattrup 36'), Rees Bettinger (Christer Forsberg 85').

Match report from the Reno Gazette-Journal.

Match summary from the Sounders:

The Seattle Sounders scored four goals in the first half en route to a 5-0 smoking of the Northern Nevada Aces in a US Open Cup Qualifying match played Sunday afternoon in Reno, Nevada. Sounders forward Viet Nguyen scored two goals to lead the attack.

Nguyen scored the first and match-winning goal in the 23rd minute. After the first goal, the goal barrage continued with forward Jason Farrell (32nd minute), Nguyen (36th minute) and midfielder Peter Hattrup (45th minute) scoring. Midfielder Chad Brown scored his first goal of the season in the 81st minute to conclude the scoring.

Sounders goalkeeper Preston Burpo made four saves to earn his second shutout in two days. Seattle (4-2-1) outshot Northern Nevada (0-6-0) 19 to 8. Aces goalkeeper Rob Buchanan made 10 saves.

Post Game Quotes: Sounders Head Coach Bernie James
"It's nice to be in control of a game early and put it out of reach in the first half. Our team played well from start to finish. I'm looking forward to when Utah comes to Seattle (June 8) to determine who goes to the Open Cup Tournament."

          Nevada  Seattle
Shots:       8       19
Saves:      10        4
Corners:     2        4
Fouls:      11        8
Offsides:    1        1

35' NEV - Mario Farfan cautioned
70' SEA - Kieran Barton cautioned
70' NEV - Alfredo Chavarin cautioned
75' NEV - Rafael Loera cautioned

Referee: Terry Mashino
Attendance: 150