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Sounders advance to CONCACAF group play

Sounders FC made up its one-goal disadvantage against San Francisco FC with an Alvaro Fernandez header in the first half tonight, and then won the aggregate-score series with a Nate Jaqua goal in extra time. A crowd of 21,233 watched at CenturyLink Field.

The Sounders will advance into group play of CONCACAF Champions League. First up will be a home game against Comunicaciones at 7 p.m. Aug. 16.

Next up for the club is a return to league play, visiting Sporting Kansas City at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

I'll add quotes from the Wednesday game in a new post above. For now, here are the unofficial stats:

SEA -- Alvaro Fernandez (Leo Gonzalez, Fredy Montero) 41SEA -- Nate Jaqua (Alvaro Fernandez, Mauro Rosales) 98

San Francisco FC -- Miguel Torres, Rolando Algadona, Martin Gomez, Felipe Olivardia, Edgardo Panezo (Jefrey Diaz 102), Manuel Torres, Eybir Bonaga, Amir Waite (Freddy Arizala 85), Roberto Chen, Roberto Brown, Johan de Avila.

Substitutes Not Used: Eduardo Jimenez, Jose Pimentel, Pedro Jeanine, Aron Luna, Bryan Santamaria.

TOTAL SHOTS: 9 (Rolando Algadona 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Rolando Algadona 2, Manuel Torres 2); FOULS: 20 (Manuel Torres 4, Roberto Brown 4); OFFSIDES: 4 (4 tied with 1); CORNER KICKS: 2 (Felipe Olivardia 1, Amir Waite 1); SAVES: 11 (Miguel Torres 11)

Seattle Sounders -- Kasey Keller, James Riley, Jeff Parke, Zach Scott, Leo Gonzalez, Mauro Rosales, Osvaldo Alonso, Erik Friberg (Servando Carrasco 112), Alvaro Fernandez (Lamar Neagle 111), Pat Noonan (Nate Jaqua 68), Fredy Montero.

Substitutes Not Used: Mike Fucito, Patrick Ianni, Tyson Wahl, Josh Ford.

TOTAL SHOTS: 34 (Alvaro Fernandez 6); SHOTS ON GOAL: 13 (Alvaro Fernandez 4, Fredy Montero 4); FOULS: 18 (3 tied with 3); OFFSIDES: 3 (Pat Noonan 2); CORNER KICKS: 14 (Mauro Rosales 8); SAVES: 5 (Kasey Keller 5)

Misconduct Summary:SFC -- Roberto Brown (caution; Reckless Foul) 46+SEA -- Osvaldo Alonso (caution; Reckless Foul) 60SEA -- Mauro Rosales (caution; Handball) 61SFC -- Johan de Avila (caution; Reckless Tackle) 63SEA -- Erik Friberg (caution; Dissent) 110SEA -- Kasey Keller (caution; Dissent) 110

Referee: Jeffery SolisReferee's Assistants:-Octavio Jara; Warner Castro4th Official: Hugo CruzAttendance: 21,233Time of Game: 2:32Weather: Sunny-and-77-degrees