2001 Jun 27

Dallas Burn  2 - 3  Seattle Sounders Select (AET)
Old Panther Field, Duncanville, TX

45' SEA - Foisie (Sleeth)
65' DAL - Korol (Kreis)
69' SEA - Kingsley (Sleeth)
78' DAL - Graziani (Deering)
97' SEA - Ness

Dallas: Chris Snitko; Zarco, Richard Farrer, Paul Broome (Ariel Graziani 62'), Josue Mayard (Ryan Suarez 52'); Chad Deering, John DeBrito (Oscar Pareja 52'), Joselito Vaca; Aleksey Korol, Jason Kreis, Edward Johnson.

Seattle: Carlos Castellanos; Bryn Ritchie, Christian van Blommestein, Scott Burcar, Billy Sleeth; Aaron Heinzen, Zach Kingsley, Sy Reeves (Kurt Ness 75'), Ben Somoza; Greg Foisie (Todd Stauber 45'), Joe Watson (Chris Farnsworth 62').

Minute-by-minute match report from Burn fan site 3rd Degree.

Match report from the USL site, who apparently got it from the Dallas Morning News beat writer:

Open Cup Review: Sounders Select bounce Burn 3-2 in OT

The Burn’s opposition last night had three high-school players and a head coach who washes his player’s uniforms. When the game was finally over the Seattle Sounders Select players might just want to leave the dirt and sweat alone this time to remind them of what they accomplished.

The Sounders Select, a team from U.S. soccer’s fourth division, shocked Major League Soccer’s Dallas Burn 3-2 in overtime to advance to the third round of the 2001 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup last night at Old Panther Field in Duncanville, Tex.

As for Seattle, the Premier Development League team made up mostly of college players walks away with a golden-goal victory and an upset over a first division side. Kurt Ness scored the game-winner seven minutes into overtime, capitalizing on a Dallas mistake.

Seattle showed the Burn what hard work and effort is all about. “It’s all heart,” Seattle coach Teddy Mitalas said. “We only train twice a week because the guys work. We’re an amateur team.”

Just before the end of the first half, Billy Sleeth sent a pass to Greg Foisie up the right side. Foisie promptly put several juke moves on defender Paul Broome and crossed him up and then hammered a shot past goalkeeper Chris Snitko for a 1-0 lead just before the end of the first half.

The Burn tied the game, 1-1, in the 65th when forward Jason Kreis took a shot from inside the box and Seattle goalkeeper Carlos Castellanos tipped the ball up. Forward Aleksey Korol knifed through the box and slammed home the rebound.

Seattle took a 2-1 lead in the 69th minute when Zachary Kingsley scored on a cross from Sleeth.

After bringing in several starters off the bench, the Burn scored the equalizer, 2-2, in the 78th minute. Chad Deering brought the ball up and then passed to Ariel Graziani, who scored from inside the box.

Regulation ended without any more goals, and that set the stage for Ness and Seattle in the extra session. Ness, who just completed his freshman season at Oregon State, grabbed hold of an errant Dallas clearance and scored the winning goal in the 97th minute to oust the Burn.

The win sends the Sounders Select to the third round where they will face the Los Angeles Galaxy who ousted the Nashville Metros 5-0.

To be fair, the Burn began the game with six reserves in the starting lineup of 11. This was supposed to be a chance for players such as Ed Johnson, a 17-year-old forward, and defender Josue Mayard to show what they could do against sub-par competition. Midfielder John DeBrito, too.

Burn defender Richard Farrer said there’s no excuse for the loss. “This group, all way down to the last guy, is filled with talented players who on our day should beat a team like Seattle,” Farrer said.

None of these players had seen significant playing time this season. “Guys who were on the field to get a chance [to play], did nothing,” said Jeffries, shaking his head in disappointment.

(Rick Alonzo is a staff writer with the Dallas Morning News.)

Match report from the Sounders Select:

The Seattle Sounders Select (PDL) defeated the Dallas Burn of Major League Soccer, 3-2, in overtime in a second round US Open Cup Tournament match played Wednesday evening at Old Panthers Stadium in Duncanville, TX.  Second half sub Kurt Ness scored the match-winning goal in the 97th minute, giving the Sounders Select their most important win ever.

In the seventh minute of overtime, Sounders Select sub Kurt Ness scored the match-winning golden goal after coming into the match in the 75th minute. The Select had a cross from outside the Burn penalty box go into the penalty box. The cross went off the Burn goalkeeper Chris Snitko, to Ness. Ness then took a shot. That shot deflected off a Burn defender's chest and into the net, with Snitko leaning in the opposite direction, not expecting the deflection.

Dallas tied the score at 2-2 when Ariel Grazani scored in the 80th minute, after coming off the bench. That goal sent the match into overtime.

Burn were in control the first 30 minutes for the match. The Sounders Select were able to stay patient and take a 1-0 lead into the locker room at halftime, when forward Greg Foisie scored in the 45th minute. Foisie was able to take the ball from a Burn defender, dribble down the field, past several Burn players and score.

The Burn came out strong in the second half and were able to tie the score when Aleksey Korol scored in the 61st minute. Dallas continued to apply the pressure and subbed in several of their regular starters. However the Sounders Select took the lead in the 69th minute when midfielder Zack Kingsley scored on a quick close in shot, after a nice pass from defender Billy Sleeth.

Notetable was the play of Sounders Select goalkeeper Carlos Castellanos. Castellanos played well throughout match, especially in the second half. He made six second half saves, including stopping Burn midfielder Chad Deering from close in and Ariel Graziani late in the second half to preserve the tie.

The Sounders Select will move on to take on the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer in third round US Open Cup action on July 11. Seattle advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open Cup by defeating Olympia-Stamford (Conn.) in the first round of the 2001 Open Cup Tournament, 4-1, in a game played June 8.

Post-Game Quotes: Sounders Select Head Coach Teddy Mitalis:
"The guys really played with a lot of heart tonight. They really wanted to win this game. After we scored that goal late in the first half, I was concerned in the second half when Dallas brought some starters. Dallas went balls out in the second half. But our guys wanted it more. But Carlos (Castellanos) was awesome, he saved shot after shot. Carlos told the guys at halftime, if you give me a goal, I will save all the rest. He did."

        Dallas  Seattle

23' DAL - Mayard cautioned for a late and clumsy tackle.
30' SEA - Reeves cautioned.
40' SEA - van Blommestein cautioned for a hard tackle on Kreis in the midfield.
72' DAL - Suarez cautioned.
80' DAL - Kreis cautioned for a hard tackle in the middle.
90' DAL - Farrer cautioned.