2009 Feb 20

Preseason match:
University of Portland Pilots  1 - 4  Sounders FC
Merlo Field, Portland, OR

4' SEA: Nate Jaqua (Sanna Nyassi)
32' SEA: Jeff Clark (Patrick Ianni)

63' POR: Logan Emory
71' SEA: Fredy Montero (PK)
75' SEA: Brad Evans (Roger Levesque)

Portland: Starters: Austin Guerrero; Drew Chrostek, Ryan Kawulok, Logan Emory, Alex Kraus, Jarad vanSchaik; Michael Nielsen, Collen Warner, Greg Rouse, Vlastimir Davidovic; Frankie Lopez. Substitutes: Daniel Polance, Bryan Irwin, Patrick Jurney, Trent Hamilton, Sean Bayan.

Seattle: Kasey Keller (Chris Eylander 45'); Patrick Ianni (Taylor Graham 60'), Tyson Wahl (Tyrone Marshall 60'), Zach Scott (Nathan Sturgis 60'), Evan Brown (James Riley 60'); Densil Theobald (Brad Evans 60'), Stephen King (Kevin Forrest 45'), Ryan Caugherty (Osvaldo Alonso 60'), Sanna Nyassi (Seba Le Toux 45'); Nate Jaqua (Roger Levesque 35'), Jeff Clark (Fredy Montero 60').

Running match report from the Sounders FC blog:

Sounders are 4-4-2 and Portland is listed as 5-4-1, though it will be updated when they line up on the field ... Just checked and that is their formation.

Former Portland Pilots Nate Jaqua and Kasey Keller were both recognized before kickoff.

2 - Seattle gets off a flurry in front of the net and King unleashes a left-footer that is turned away by Guerrero.

3 - Brown takes a corner, but Clark's header sails high off.

4 - Gooooal ... Nyassi sends in a cross to Jaqua in the box who heads it in for the goal, beating Guerrero to his right.

6 - Nyassi turns his defender up the right side and whips in a great cross, but Guerrero makes a good grab on it in front of Clark.

11 - Lopez gets in deep in Seattle's zone, but with limited angles shoots right into Keller's chest.

17 - Brown crosses to the middle, but the shot goes wide from Jaqua ... As expected Seattle is controlling the run of play.

19 - Caugherty header off free kick from the right side goes high. Jaqua made a nice run to earn the foul that led to the free kick.

24 - Brown sends in a free kick from the left side that goes just ahead of the attackers ... good defense by Portland to hold them back.

30 - Brown makes an overlapping run.

32 - Gooooal ... Brown sends in corner kick, Ianni heads it on net ... Guerrero blocks it right to Clark who heads it into the open net. 2-0 Sounders.

35 - Levesque subs for Jaqua.

41 - Polanco for Lopez.

41 - King gets off a left-footer from 19 yards out that goes high.

Halftime ... Seattle 2, UP 0

Lopez' shot in the 11th minute was the only shot by Portland in the first half ... Jaqua got a nice ovation when he came off.

46 - Sebastien Le Toux (on the right) and Kevin Forrest (on the left) are in on the wings ... Caugherty moves to the center mid and Nyassi and King are out.

52 - Portland is controlling the ball more in the early-going, but the speed of the game is still too much for them ... Seattle held possession for upwards of 70% of the first half.

56 - Nielsen gets off a good shot from 22 yards and Eylander makes a clean stop.

58 - Levesque gets free of the defense in the box, pulls the keeper out with a shot, passes the rebound to Forrest, but his shot is deflected out by a retreateing defender.

61 - New lineup for Seattle is Eylander, Nathan Sturgis, Taylor Graham, Tyrone Marshall, James Riley, Steve Zakuani, Osvaldo Alonso, Brad Evans, Le Toux, Levesque, Fredy Montero.

63 - Portland knocks a free kick off the woodwork from 28 yards out and Emory takes in the rebound to the far post to make it 2-1 Seattle.

67 - Montero breezes past a defender but shoots wide from 12 yards out.

70 - Zakuani races past three defenders and the keeper, but overruns his angle and is eventually pulled down by the keeper ... It looked like Alonso, but someone fed a great ball to Zakuani.

71 - Gooooal ... Montero knocks in the PK, blistering a shot down the middle. 3-1 Sounders.

73 - Graham nearly knocks in a header in traffic off a free kick.

74 - Seattle loses a ball in the midfield but Portland rushes their shot wide.

75 - Gooooal ... Evans thumps in a ball from 5 yards out - Levesque got the assist, feeding him in a rush in front of the net. 4-1 Sounders.

79 - Alonso feeds a ball through to Le Toux who works into the box, but shoots into the keeper.

84 - Montero is toying with the defense with the ball at his feet ... they are sending guys at him in bunches and he doesn't even flinch.

89 - Levesque shoots lefty from 17 yards but it is saved.

No stoppage time ... Final Seattle 4, UP 1.

70' POR: Guerrero cautioned

Referees: Landis Wiley; Jeff Hosking, Desmond Miller; Eduardo Irigoyen

Additional match reports: Prost Amerika running match report, Times running match report, Prost Amerika, Seattle Times, U Portland Pilots, Sounders FC, News Tribune blog (from the club), Seattle P-I.