Match Five

New York Centaurs
June 4, 1995

New York - Seattle
       3 - 0

Gjonbalaj (NY)      18' (2nd)
Carrera (NY)        30' (2nd)
Osazuma (NY)        37' (2nd)

Cautions: Morrill (S), Osazuma (NY)
Stolen from the June 5th P-I:
NEW YORK - The New York Centaurs exploded for three second-half goals and handed the Seattle Sounders their first loss of the 1995 season, posting a 3-0 victory yesterday in A-League pro soccer action at Downing Stadium...[snip]

Coming into the match, the Centaurs had scored only two goals all season, while the Sounders led the league with nine.

"This was our worst defeat in history," said Sounders coach Alan Hinton, whose team has been shutout only four times in 25 matches. "We had our chances to score and they also disallowed one of our goals, but New York had two very good goals and deserved to win."

The Sounders played the match without starting forward Chance Fry, the A-League's second all-time leading scorer with 54 goals and 21 assists. Fry stayed home with his wife, who was expecting their first child over the weekend. Jason Farrell replaced Fry in his first start of the season.

In the minute of play, an apparent Sounders goal was disallowed by referee Reuben Rhodas. Sounders forward Jason Dunn launched a long throw-in near the New York goalmouth and Centaurs goalie Jim St. Andre appeared to punch the ball into the back of his own net. But Rhodad failed to see the touch and disallowed the goal...[snip]

For the match, the Sounders were outshot 16-12. Hahnemann finished with five saves, while St. Andre had three saves for his second shutout of the season.

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