David Falk has followed soccer in the Puget Sound region since 1974. This blog covers Sounders FC, local college soccer, Seattle Wolves FC, Tacoma Tide FC and Kitsap Pumas. Send tips or comments to: goalseattle@gmail.com
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Sunday, September 28, 2008

USL era ends with fighting spirit

The United Soccer Leagues Seattle Sounders have played their last match.

In a riveting second leg the Montreal Impact beat Seattle 3-1 to take the series four goals to three.

The match was a roller coaster of emotions and events. Montreal drew level 2-2 by going up 1-0 in the match only to have the Sounders retake the lead 3-2 a few minutes later. Montreal again drew level, only to have Seattle apparently go ahead again on a penalty kick by Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar. The official deemed that a Sounder had moved into the penalty area before the kick was struck, so he ordered a retake, which Hugo blasted off the crossbar. In stoppage time Montreal scored the series winner with both sides down to ten men.

It was a wild match, a disappointing result and yet a heroic effort for the Sounders.

We are proud of the Sounders and their hard-fought efforts to bring us another title in 2008. Now we look to the new club and new opponents in Major League Soccer.

The Seattle Sounders are history. Long live Seattle Sounders FC.

Match reports:
Seattle Sounders
Video still shot suggests Sounders goal should have stood

1 comment:

  1. I believe it was not 10 v 10 but 10 v 9. we had rog and jackson I believe sent off.


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