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Sounders-Chivas end with scoresless draw

It's gone final as a scoreless draw. Seattle certainly had chances, so Goats must be happier with the result.

Sigi had an animated conversation with the referee and assistants before they head off to heavy boos.

Sounders move to 11-5-9 on season, Chivas to 7-8-9.

“I thought we played really well in stretches and I thought Seattle played really well in stretches, but, at the end of the day, I thought they created more dangerous chances than we did,” Chivas coach Robin Fraser said. “I’d say we’d have to be quite content to take the point.”

After the game, coach Sigi Schmid announced that forward O'Brian White has had an undisclosed setback regarding the leg injury that has kept him out of action since April.

There are more quotes in other posts above. Here are the stats:

Chivas USA-- Dan Kennedy, Zarek Valentin (David Lopes 73), Michael Umana, Heath Pearce, Ante Jazic, Blair Gavin, Simon Elliott, Nick LaBrocca, Jorge Flores (Laurent Courtois 46), Marcos Mondaini (Justin Braun 23), Alejandro Moreno.

Substitutes Not Used: Paulo Nagamura, Mariano Trujillo, Ben Zemanski, Zach Thornton.

TOTAL SHOTS: 4 (Justin Braun 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Justin Braun 2); FOULS: 12 (4 tied with 2); OFFSIDES: 3 (Nick LaBrocca 2); CORNER KICKS: 5 (Laurent Courtois 2); SAVES: 2 (Dan Kennedy 2)

Seattle Sounders -- Kasey Keller, James Riley, Jeff Parke, Zach Scott, Tyson Wahl, Mauro Rosales, Osvaldo Alonso, Erik Friberg, Alvaro Fernandez, Pat Noonan (Nate Jaqua 69), Fredy Montero (Lamar Neagle 83).

Substitutes Not Used: Servando Carrasco, Mike Fucito, Patrick Ianni, Roger Levesque, Terry Boss.

TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (Pat Noonan 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Alvaro Fernandez 1, Pat Noonan 1); FOULS: 18 (4 tied with 3); OFFSIDES: 4 (Pat Noonan 2); CORNER KICKS: 4 (Tyson Wahl 2); SAVES: 3 (Kasey Keller 3)

Misconduct Summary:SEA -- Tyson Wahl (caution; Reckless Tackle) 23CHV -- Nick LaBrocca (caution; Tactical Foul) 34CHV -- Simon Elliott (caution; Tactical Foul) 45CHV -- Ante Jazic (caution; Reckless Tackle) 80SEA -- Erik Friberg (caution; Dissent) 89

Referee: Kevin StottReferee's Assistants:-Adam Wienckowski; Jason Cullum4th Official: Matthew FoersterAttendance: 36,364Time of Game: 1:51Weather: Partly Cloudy-and-64-degrees

89th minute:

Big non-call as Neagle seemed to be dumped in box, ref Kevin Stott seemed to point to spot, and then changed mind. Instead, gives yellow to Friberg for complaint.

83rd minute: Neagle in for Montero.

69th minute: Jaqua in for Noonan.

Attendance: 36,364.

Second half: Has begun. No lineup changes for Seattle. For Chivas, Courtois in for Flores.

Halftime: Sounders had chances -- mostly notably the missed PK by Fernandez and an open miss by Wahl. Chivas almost none. But it's scoreless at the half.

Sounders had four shots to Chivas' 1. However, Chivas' was on goal, and none of Seattle's were. Two corners for each team.

23rd minute: Yellow card to Wahl for high kick.

First sub of game, and a significant one: Mondaini out for Chivas, Justin Braun in.

18th minute: Michael Umana called for handball in the penalty area. However, Alvaro Fernandez bangs the PK off the left post and it bounces away.

First 10 minutes: Pretty aimless. No real pace or control yet.

Kickoff: We're under way. Sounders in rave/blue; Chivas in red and white stripes/blue.

Unusually high number of empty seats today ... even for what has been a pretty late-arriving crowd this season.

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

Interesting that Noonan gets the start -- his first since July 15, 2010. Also interesting that neither O'Brian White nor Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (nor, for that matter, Brad Evans) are among the 18.

For Chivas USA: GK Kennedy; D Valentin, Umana, Pearce, Jazic; M Gavin, Elliott, LaBrocca, Flores; F Mondaini, Moreno. Reserves: Thornton, Braun, Chijindu, Courtois, Nagamura, Trujillo, Zemanski.

Two hours before kickoff: Beautiful day here at CenturyLink Field. (And as far as I can see, all references to Qwest have been removed.) As I write, few Sounders are out getting loose.

The basics: Sounders vs. Chivas USA, 1 p.m. kickoff; KING 5 and the usual radio outlets. And, of course, we'll be blogging with pregame, in-game and postgame updates. And your comments make it all work, as always.

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