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Ozzie took penalty kick as family tribute

The Sounders agreed that Osvaldo Alonso took the penalty kick tonight as a tribute to a family member ... although the exact details seemed to vary a bit.

Coach Sigi Schmid: Ozzie’s wife is pregnant and so the guys decided to let him take the penalty for his new baby.

Brad Evans: Ozzie’s daughter’s birthday is tomorrow. He wanted to take it for his family, and that was it. So we said, ‘You know what? If we get a PK you’re going to take it.” We all stuck by him, and we all gutted out the victory together.