A late penalty called on Zach Scott led to a Charlie Davies goal in the final sends that gave the New England Revolution a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Sounders FC tonight in the Desert Diamond Cup.
The Sounders had taken the lead in the fourth minute on a goal by Kenny Cooper, and played the final half hour with a one-man advantage.
Here was coach Sigi Schmid's overview:
It was good. We got to play a lot of guys 90s. I thought we played well when we were at even numbers. I thought when we got a number up when they got the red card we didn’t possess the ball as much as we needed to. We were a little bit impatient at times. But still, we had enough chances to win the game, before the – I don’t know – I thought we had a penalty at the other end of the field and he calls a penalty at that end of the field. Either call them both or don’t call them, but we have nobody to blame but ourselves, because we could have won the game with the changes that we had.
Seattle falls to 1-2 in the tournament, which will resolve Saturday. The Sounders game time and opponent has not yet been determined.
60' Straight red on New England rookie Tyler Rudy for high tackle on Sounders' rookie Cristian Roldan. Revs a man down.
47' Revs pull even on an own goal by Damion Lowe.
Second half: ... is under way. Kovar in for Jones, and Lowe for Ockford.
Halftime: Sounders still up 1-0 on Cooper goal in the fourth minute, assisted by Darwin Jones. Sounders' mostly young defense looked shaky at times, but veteran Zach Scott got them out of some trouble and the sheet remains clean.
Fourth minute: Kenny Cooper puts Sounders ahead early, Darwin Jones assist.
First kick: ... has been struck. Sounders wearing light grey -- not Cascade shale -- with their neon green shorts.
Lineup: For Seattle: Sounders starters: Perkins; Fisher, Scott, Ockford, Correa; Cooper, Rose, Roldan, Jones; Barrett, Parsemain.
Pregame: Seattle Sounders FC is about to play the third of four matches at the Desert Diamond Cup. This one will be vs. the MLS Cup runnerup New England Revolution. First kick is 5 p.m. PT.