Sounders Header July 20, 1997

Cruz Azul 11- 0 Seattle Sounders
Palencia (CA) 3
Hermosillo (CA) 13
Yegros (CA) 15
Hermosillo (CA) 32
Adomaitis (CA) 34
Galindo (CA) 35
Hermosillo (CA) 49
Yegros (CA) 53
Yegros (CA) 62
Barton (S) (own goal) 72
Ramirez (CA) 74 (PK)

Cruz Azul: Perez, Omar Rodriguez, Sixtos (Johan Rodriguez), Reynoso, Rios, Morales, Galindo, Adomaitis (Ramirez), Palencia (Marco Garcis), Yegros, Hermosillo.

Seattle: Burpo, Barton, McNiel, Jenkins, Morrill, Cowmey (Stoddard), Kinoshita, Gelvezon, Hattrup, Fry, Adair (Storkson).

In their final CONCACAF Champions Cup match, Cruz Azul from the Mexican first division embarrassed the Seattle Sounders by a score of 11-0. The win gave Cruz Azul the 1996 Champions Cup, as Guatemala's Comunicaciones and Mexico's Necaxa tied the following match.

The Sounders were dominated from the opening kickoff, giving up the first goal at 3' and allowing six goals in the first half. Mexican national team star Carlos Hermosillo scored three goals and so did Julio Cesar Yegros.

Final results for the tournament:

TEAM              W   T   L   GF  GA   P
Cruz Azul         2   1   0   14   2   7
Necaxa            1   2   0    8   5   5
Comunicaciones    1   1   1    6   5   4
Seattle Sounders  0   0   3    1  17   0

Cruz Azul is the 1996 CONCACAF Champions Cup winner and earns a spot in the quarterfinals of the 1997 CONCACAF Champions Cup, to be held later this summer.

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