2012 Sep 9

Sounders Reserves score four against Chivas USA Reserves

Seattle Sounders FC Reserves  4 - 2  Chivas USA Reserves

Starfire Stadium, Tukwila, WA

22' SEA: Eidur Gudjohnson (Sammy Ochoa)

26' CHV: Jose Correa (Paolo Cardozo)
78' CHV: Own goal (Daniel Steres)
62' SEA: Cordell Cato
69' SEA: Michael Seamon
90' SEA: Seth C'deBaca (Michael Seamon)

Seattle: Josh Ford; Michael Seamon, Daniel Steres, Jeff Parke, Marc Burch; Cordell Cato, Servando Carrasco, Andy Rose, Alex Caskey (Seth C'deBaca 82'); Eidur Gudjohnson (George Ogararu 46'), Sammy Ochoa.
Substitutes not used: Bryan Meredith.

Chivas: Tim Melia; Ruben Rodriguez, Bobby Burling, Kevin Gallaugher, Anthony Dheming; Marco Delgado, Rodrigo Lopez, Laurent Courtois, Cesar Romero (Kennedy 74'); Paolo Cardozo, Jose Correa.
Substitutes not used: Patrick McLain, Tristan Bowen.

Match report from Sounders FC:

Seattle scored three second-half goals as Sounders FC beat Chivas USA, 4-2, in the MLS Reserve League on Sunday at Starfire Stadium.

After trading a pair of first-half goals, Sounders FC came from behind in the final 45 minutes to earn a two-goal victory over Chivas USA, including the game-winner from Michael Seamon.

Seattle opened the scoring in the 22nd minute on a goal from trialist Eidur Gudjohnsen. Sammy Ochoa got the ball on the right flank and sent a low cross to the middle of the box, where Gudjohnsen knocked it inside the far post to put Sounders FC ahead, 1-nil.

Chivas then scored twice to take a 2-1 lead. Jose Correa netted the first-half equalizer in the 26th minute when he headed in a ball from the right side on an assist from Paolo Cardozo.

The Goats' second goal came in the 60th minute on an own goal. Correa found Laurent Courtois with a backheel in the box but his initial shot was saved by Josh Ford. On his second attempt, Seattle defender Daniel Steres' attempt to clear the ball off the line went into the net for an own goal.

Just two minutes later, Cordell Cato pulled Seattle level. Cato flew up the left flank in the 62nd minute, cut across his defender at the top of the box and blasted a low, right-footed shot inside the near post.

Sounders FC regained the lead in the 69th minute. Ochoa sent a cross into the box that deflected off of Andy Rose and Chivas keeper Tim Melia. In a scrum in the box, Seamon knocked the ball into the net for a 3-2 lead.

Seattle secured the win with a goal in the 90th minute. Guest player Seth C'deBaca got on the end of a ball from Seamon and scored just before the final whistle.

Seattle's next MLS Reserve League game is on September 16 against the Portland Timbers. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. PT at JELD-WEN Field.

          SEA   CHV
Shots:     10     9
Saves:      3     2
Corners:    5     6
Fouls:     10     7
Offsides:   7     2

35' CHV: Courtois cautioned
49' SEA: Ogararu cautioned
56' SEA: Burch cautioned

Referees: Will Niccolls; Levi Rippy, Chipalo Street; Ray Moffatte Jr