A lot of fun right? So maybe this 3-0 friendly win amid a busy section of league play will prove to be just the reminder the club needed.
Only time will tell. Starting Saturday at Colorado.
Here are the basics:
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Scoring Summary:SEA -- Roger Levesque (unassisted) 42SEA -- Pat Noonan (unassisted) 64SEA -- Michael Seamon (Patrick Ianni) 70Boca Juniors -- Javier Garcia, Leandro Aguirre, Hugo Ibarra, Ezequiel Munoz, Fabian Monzon (Matias Gimenez 76), Gaston Sauro, Jesus Mendez (Leandro Marin 59), Gaston Rossi (Sergio Arajuo 67), Cristian Erbes, Lucas Viatri (Nicolas Blandi 77), Pablo Mouche.
Substitutes Not Used: Josue Ayala, Sebastian D'Angelo, David Achucarro, Breyner Bonilla, Nicolas Colazo, Orlando Gaona.
TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (Lucas Viatri 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (3 tied with 1); FOULS: 9 (Gaston Rossi 2, Gaston Sauro 2); OFFSIDES: 1 (Pablo Mouche 1); CORNER KICKS: 8 (Pablo Mouche 8); SAVES: 6 (Javier Garcia 6)
Seattle Sounders -- Kasey Keller (Terry Boss 46), Zach Scott, Jeff Parke (Pat Noonan 46), Tyson Wahl, Taylor Graham, Sanna Nyassi (James Riley 46), Nathan Sturgis (Patrick Ianni 66), Osvaldo Alonso (Brad Evans 19) (Michael Seamon 66), Steve Zakuani (Miguel Montano 46), Roger Levesque, Fredy Montero (David Estrada 46).
Substitutes Not Used: Leo Gonzalez, Tyrone Marshall, Jamel Wallace, Chris Eylander.
TOTAL SHOTS: 24 (Fredy Montero 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 9 (Fredy Montero 3); FOULS: 11 (Tyson Wahl 3); OFFSIDES: 1 (Roger Levesque 1); CORNER KICKS: 7 (Nathan Sturgis 4); SAVES: 3 (Terry Boss 2)Misconduct Summary:BCJ -- Cristian Erbes (caution; Reckless Tackle) 41SEA -- Patrick Ianni (caution; Reckless Foul) 83Referee: Edvin JurisevicReferee's Assistants: -Colin Arblaster; Michael Kampmenet4th Official: Mike RottersmanAttendance: 40,122Time of Game: 1:51Weather: Cloudy-and-56-degrees
70th minute: Rookie Michael Seamon, pulled the trigger from about 28 yards and sizzled his shot into the back of the net. Sounders, 3-0.
64th minute: Sounders go ahead, 2-0. Pat Noonan receives the ball outside the area, fights off one challenge from behind, then pulls the ball back to lose another defender and fires inside the far post.
Attendance: 40,122. Third-largest crowd in Sounders history, although about 25,000 short of each of their 2009 friendlies.
50th minute: Evans skies one far far over the goal from about two yards away.
Second half: Has begun ... with several substitutions: Estrada, Noonan, Riley, Montano, and Boss in goal.
Halftime: Sounders up, 1-0; and their domination has been far more than that.
Sounders 11 shots, Boca six. Sounders five shots on goal, Boca one. Boca six corners, Sounders 3.
42nd minute: A Fredy Montero free kick from the top of the box was batted away from leaping Boca keeper Javier Garcia. However, Roger Levesque was there to chest the ball into the open net. Sounders, 1-0.
19th minute: Brad Evans in for the injured Alonso.
15th minute: Sounders dominating, but haven't finished their several chances.
Worse, Osvaldo Alonso just took himself off the pitch, limping.
Kickoff: Here we go.
Teams take the pitch: Boca in blue/blue. Sounders in electricity/electricity. There will be no trouble telling the teams apart.
Lineups: Interesting mix for the Sounders: GK Keller; D Scott, Parke, Wahl, Graham; M Nyasssi, Sturgis, Alonso, Zakuani; F Levesque, Montero. Reserves: Boss, Eylander, Evans, Gonzalez, Ianni, Marshall, Noonan, Riley, Estrada, Montano, Seamon, Wallace.
Montero, by the way, is wearing No. 34 in honored of his injured friend Jhon Kennedy Hurtado.
For Boca: GK Garcia; D Aguirre, Ibarra, Munoz, Sauro; M Mendez, Rossi, Erbes; F Vaitri, Mouche.
Pregame: The Sounders are on the pitch in their warmup uniforms, but those electricity yellow socks certainly get a jolting preview of things to come.
There Hawks Nest area is open to seating today, and so is the majority of both upper decks (as you can see in the shot above).
Kickoff is 7:30. The game will be shown on KONG and FSC.
I'll keep this post open all evening for your discussion and my updates and postgame notes and quotes.