Sounders win, 3-2. Goals from Fucito, Neagle and Montano. Here's a report from the club:
Lamar Neagle and Miguel Montano scored eight minutes apart in the second half, lifting Seattle Sounders FC to a 3-2 win over Chivas USA in an MLS Reserve League match at Starfire Sports Stadium on Monday night.
Chris Cortez scored twice for Chivas USA (1-2-1) and nearly equalized in stoppage time. Mike Fucito struck for Seattle's (2-0-0) opener.
Neagle put Sounders FC ahead early in the second half. Streaking into the right corner of the box he was taken down by Chivas USA goalkeeper Sergio Arias. Neagle then stepped to the spot and converted to the left corner in the 52nd minute.
Montano doubled the lead to 3-1 on the hour. He received a short feed from Pat Noonan, faked right, then pulled the ball back left and fired inside the near post from 16 yards.
Chivas USA pulled a goal back in the 69th minute on the second strike by Cortez. Bryan de la Fuente drove a cross from the left wing and Cortez flicked it into the right corner.
In the first minute of stoppage time Cortez almost bagged a hat trick but his shot off a corner kick caromed off the left post. The Red and White's Mariano Trujillo was denied in the 83rd minute when Sounders FC keeper Terry Boss turned his drive around the left post.
The teams exchanged first-half goals three minutes apart.
In the 22nd minute, Cortez intercepted a miss-hit goal kick by Boss and promptly beat Boss with a 20-yard drive to the right corner.
Sounders FC equalized in the 25th minute. David Estrada's cross to the far post was headed down by Nate Jaqua and Fucito put it away from close range.
Fucito had three earlier attempts which just missed, including a header against the crossbar in the 6th minute from a Neagle cross. Jaqua steered the rebound wide right.
Seattle out-shot Chivas USA 15-9 but the visitors held an 8-5 advantage in corner kicks.
Sounders FC hosts the Timbers reserves on Sunday at 1 p.m. PT. Chivas USA resumes Reserve League play June5 by hosting Portland in Carson, Calif.
Chivas USA (1-2-1) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (2-0-0)May 9, 2011 - Starfire Sports Stadium, Tukwila, Wash.Reserve League
Seattle Sounders FC 3 - 2 Chivas USA
Scoring Summary:CHV - Chris Cortez (unassisted) 22SEA-Fucito (Jaqua, Estrada) 25SEA - Lamar Neagle (penalty kick) 52SEA - Miguel Montano (Pat Noonan) 60CHV - Chris Cortez (Bryan de la Fuente) 69
Chivas USA: 30-Sergio Arias; 24-Bryan de la Fuente, 38-Ian Hines-Ike, 4-Michael Umana, 11-Michael Lahoud; 36-Chris Rodriguez, 6- Francisco Mendoza, 8- Mariano Trujillo, 14-Gerson Mayen; 27-Chris Cortez, 99-Victor Estupinan
Substitutes Not Used: 32-Kevin Guppy, 40-Arthur Aghasyan, 25-Edson Lemus, 16-Pedro Velazquez, 31-Danny Castro
Seattle Sounders FC: 28-Terry Boss; 20-Zach Scott, 26-Taylor Graham, 5-Tyson Wahl (39-Kevin Sakuda 46), 14-Michael Tetteh; 27-Lamar Neagle, 22-Michael Seamon, 16-David Estrada, 32-Miguel Montano; 2-Mike Fucito (37-Sinisa Ubiparipovic 63), 21-Nate Jaqua (25-Pat Noonan 46)
Substitutes Not Used: 29-Josh Ford, 38-Taylor Mueller
Misconduct Summary:SEA - Zach Scott (unsporting behavior) 76CHV - Francisco Mendoza (unsporting behavior) 78
Referee: Josh WilkinsReferee's Assistants: William Niccolls, Jeremy Hanson4th Official: Timon Berry
Time of Game: 1:52
Weather: Cloudy and 55 degrees
The main stands at Starfire Sports Complex is mostly full tonight at the Sounders FC reserves play their first MLS reserve league home game against the Chivas USA reserves.
The Sounders starting lineup is: GK Boss; D Scott, Graham, Wahl, Tetteh; M Neagle, Seamon, Estrada, Montano; F Jaqua, F Fucito.
“You’re allowed to use academy kids to fill out your roster for these type of games but our high school season up here is right now so there’s probably two or three academy kids we would have brought up for this game, but we can’t or else we jeopardize their high school eligibility," coach Sigi Schmid said. "I think they [Chivas USA] have five academy kids with them because their high school season is done. So we have to fill in with a few other guys that were available to make up the numbers in case we have to make some subs.”
(Chivas scored first in the 22nd minute.)
(Seattle equalized in the 25th minute: Jaqua assisting Fucito.)