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Record 46,065 watches Seattle explosion, 4-2

The Sounders win it, 4-2.

Seattle moves to 7-4-7 on the season, while handing New York (5-3-8) only its third loss of the season.

“Obviously I think it was an exciting night for sure," coach Sigi Schmid said. "All the fans here should have been excited by this game. We got three goals on corner kicks, indirectly. A couple of shots but they came on the heels of the corner kicks. One of the things that we felt was that they had given up a lot of goals on set pieces and corners and we wanted to take advantage of that a little bit, which we did. Play was spotty at times, but I thought we stepped up; we did what we had to do to win, capitalized on a mistake by their goalkeeper. Being able to get three points at home is a great feeling, and very important. And getting four goals as well. Erik Friberg’s first goal for the team, [Alonso] getting his second, and Roger [Levesque] coming through with his first two as well.”

The stats:

SEA -- Erik Friberg 1 (unassisted) 11SEA -- Osvaldo Alonso 2 (unassisted) 12NY -- Dane Richards 3 (Joel Lindpere 3) 31NY -- own goal (Zach Scott) 58SEA -- Roger Levesque 1 (Leo Gonzalez 1) 67SEA -- Roger Levesque 2 (unassisted) 78

New York Red Bulls-- Greg Sutton, Jan Gunnar Solli, Carlos Mendes, Stephen Keel, Roy Miller, Mehdi Ballouchy, Teemu Tainio (Corey Hertzog 89), Joel Lindpere, Austin Da Luz (John Rooney 79), Dane Richards, Dwayne De Rosario.

Substitutes Not Used: Sacir Hot, Mike Jones, Matt Kassel, Tyler Lassiter, Bouna Coundoul.

TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (Dwayne De Rosario 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (3 tied with 1); FOULS: 11 (3 tied with 2); OFFSIDES: 4 (4 tied with 1); CORNER KICKS: 5 (Joel Lindpere 3); SAVES: 1 (Greg Sutton 1)

Seattle Sounders -- Kasey Keller, James Riley, Jeff Parke, Zach Scott, Leo Gonzalez, Mauro Rosales, Osvaldo Alonso, Erik Friberg, Alvaro Fernandez (Servando Carrasco 72), Fredy Montero (Nate Jaqua 81), Mike Fucito (Roger Levesque 58).

Substitutes Not Used: Patrick Ianni, Lamar Neagle, Tyson Wahl, Terry Boss.

TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (3 tied with 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Osvaldo Alonso 2, Roger Levesque 2); FOULS: 8 (James Riley 2); OFFSIDES: 6 (Fredy Montero 2); CORNER KICKS: 4 (Mauro Rosales 3); SAVES: 2 (Kasey Keller 2)

Misconduct Summary:NY -- Teemu Tainio (caution; Reckless Foul) 28NY -- Austin Da Luz (caution; Reckless Tackle) 50SEA -- James Riley (caution; Reckless Foul) 52SEA -- Osvaldo Alonso (caution; Reckless Tackle) 60SEA -- Leo Gonzalez (caution; Delaying a Restart) 90NY -- Dwayne De Rosario (caution; Reckless Tackle) 93+

Referee: Michael KennedyReferee's Assistants:-Bill Dittmar; Paul Scott4th Official: Mark DeclouetAttendance: 46,065Time of Game: 1:51Weather: Partly Cloudy-and-63-degrees

78th minute: GOAL SEATTLE. NY keeper Sutton utterly botches a pass back to his feet at the top of the area, and Levesque hustles on and taps it in. Seattle, 4-2.

Attendance: 46,065 ... largest for an MLS stand-alone match since 2008. And largest ever for a Sounders league match.

73rd minute: Carrasco in for Fernandez.

68th minute: GOAL SEATTLE. Levesque heads in a corner kick from Gonzales. Seattle back up, 3-2.

58th minute: NY GOAL. Own goal by Zach Scott, who stuck his leg out for a cross into the box and angled it past Keller. Even now, 2-2.

Also Levesque in for Fucito.

And, Alonso picks up a yellow card, meaning he'll have to sit out the New England game on Sunday.

Second half: Has begun.

Halftime: Sounders, 2-1.

However, the Red Bulls have taken seven shots to Seattle's five. Both teams have put two on goal -- meaning no saves for NY's Greg Sutton.

31st minute: GOAL NY. Richards answers for New York, crossing a 16-yarder just high and wide of Kasey Keller's leap. Sounders, 2-1.

12th minute: GOAL SOUNDERS. Sounders go up 2-0 on 19-yard half volley from Osvaldo Alonso.

This is the quickest the Sounders have ever gotten to two goals -- the previous record was 17 minutes vs. Colorado. This is the second time in Sounders history that the club has scored goals in back-to-back minutes.

11th minute: GOAL SOUNDERS. Erik Friberg jukes New York defender Stephen Keel, and then fires past Greg Sutton. Seattle 1-0.

Kickoff: We're under way, Sounders in green/blue; Red Bulls in white/red.

Lineups: For Seattle: GK Keller; D Riley, Parke, Scott, Gonzalez; M Rosales, Alongso, Friberg, Fernandez; F Montero, Fucito. Reserves: Boss, Carrasco, Ianni, Jaqua, Levesque, Neagle, Wahl.

For New York: GK, Sutton; D Solli, Mendes, Keel, Miller; M Ballouchy, Tainio, Lindpere, Da Luz; F Richards, De Rosario. Bench: Coundoul, Hertzog, Hot, Jones, Kassel, Lassiter, Rooney.

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