The closed-door game is over. Here's the report from the club:
Despite a change of venue on Wednesday afternoon complicating matters, Sounders FC (4-0-2) defeated Atlante FC, 5-2, at the Atlante FC training field. On the day of the match, the venue was moved from Estadio Andres Quintana Roo to the Atlante training field. Fredy Montero led the way with a brace, while David Estrada continued his excellent play in the preseason with a goal and assist, and Mauro Rosales picked up two assists.
In the 12th minute, the Sounders got things going when Rosales tracked down a loose ball on the right side, sent a low cross into the box to Estrada, who finished past a defender and the keeper.
Just four minutes later in the 16th minute, Alvaro Fernandez headed a mis-cleared corner to the back post where Montero pushed a strong header into the opposite side-netting for the score.
Montero completed his brace on a free kick after Atlante was issued a yellow card in the 54th minute. From 25 yards out, Montero put a right-footed shot over the wall and bent it into the near post, putting Seattle up 3-1.
In the 67th minute, Rosales started a sequence with a low cross to the middle to Estrada, who back-heeled the ball in front of the goal to Christian Sivebaek, who smashed from the left side to the back post from eight yards out.
In the 71st minute, Leo Gonzalez stripped the ball from an Atlante player, brought it up into the box, and finished from 10 yards out to the far upper corner.
Montero and Estrada are now tied with a team-high three goals in the preseason.
Atlante got on the board in the 47th minute after a loose ball in the box by the endline was recovered by an Atlante player and shot inside the far post for a goal. They scored again in the 80th minute when a low free kick from 20 yards out deflected off the wall and past Michael Gspurning.
Seattle almost tacked one on in the 70th minute when Sivebaek flicked a ball over his defender to Rosales, whose shot was stopped by the keeper. Sivebaek one-timed the rebound with a jump kick, but again the Atlante keeper made the save.
Sounders FC remains unbeaten in the preseason. They have now scored multiple goals in their last four games and have scored at least once in all six games.
Mauro Rosales was issued a yellow card in the 42nd minute on a sliding challenge. Moments later, Alvaro Fernandez and an Atlante player were shown red cards. Fernandez was replaced by Sivebaek at the start of the second half.
The team returns to Seattle tomorrow night to resume training and prepare for the annual Community Shield match on Wednesday, February 29, where Sounders FC will host host Mexico's Jaguares de Chiapas on the Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field at 7 pm PT. The match is free admission with all donations benefiting the club's community partners.
Scoring SummarySEA - David Estrada (Mauro Rosales) 12'SEA - Fredy Montero 16'ATL - 47'SEA - Fredy Montero 55'SEA - Christian Sivebaek (Mauro Rosales, David Estrada) 67'SEA - Leo Gonzalez 71'ATL - 80'
Seattle Sounders FCMichael Gspurning, Adam Johansson (Zach Scott 74'), Jeff Parke (Pat Ianni 81'), Jhon Hurtado, Leo Gonzalez (Marc Burch 72'), Mauro Rosales, Osvaldo Alonso (Servando Carrasco 72'), Brad Evans, Alvaro Fernandez (Christian Sivebaek 46'), Fredy Montero, David Estrada (Sammy Ochoa 74')
Misconduct SummarySEA - Mauro Rosales (caution) 42'SEA - Alvaro Fernandez (ejection) 42'ATL - (ejection) 42'ATL - (caution) 54'
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