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Sounders Shock Galaxy 4-0

Posted on 06 August 2012 by Neil Jones

In a highly anticipated Western Conference rematch with the Los Angeles Galaxy that included the debut of the Sounders’ newly acquired designated player Christian Tiffert, 60,908 fans at Centurylink Field in Seattle were treated to a match that saw the Seattle Sounders cruise in a 4-0 rout.

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The scoring opened early for Seattle in the 6th minute with a beautiful pass up the right side from Osvaldo Alonso to Mauro Rosales who fed a fantastic cross to Eddie Johnson, who would get behind the Galaxy defense most of the night, for a header in the left of the net past the diving Los Angeles keeper Josh Saunders.  Seattle kept the pressure on and made another run up the right side in the 11th minute that went just wide.

Los Angeles appeared to have a chance to even the score in the 16th minute when A.J. DeLaGarza was taken down in the Sounders box, but no penalty was awarded.  DeLaGarza received the first yellow of the match with a takedown of Eddie Johnson that appeared to only slightly nick his heel, but the Sounders were unable to capitalize on the ensuing free kick.

LA made another run at the tie in the 32nd minute with a ball to Landon Donovan directly in front of the goal that was snuffed by the Sounders.  At the half, while the statistics showed the Galaxy had a slight advantage on time of possession and the same number of shots as the Sounders, seven, control of the match appeared to be with the Sounders.  Under relentless pressure the Galaxy were unable to capitalize on their chances and went into the break down 1-0.

The Sounders came out in the second half firing on all cylinders and continued their scoring as Fredy Montero came through in the 52nd minute with his sixth MLS goal.  Set up by a fantastic, but blocked, shot from man-of-the-match Alex Caskey, Montero put the ball in the top right of the net to go up 2-0.

Caskey’s excellent play throughout the match started in the 4th minute with a shot that was deflected and culminated in his 1st goal in MLS play in the 61st minute after a deflection.  He would finish with three shots including two on goal and was replaced to cheers from the fans by Marc Burch in the 80th minute.

In the 64th minute, highly anticipated designated player Christian Tiffert made his Sounders debut substituting for Brad Evans, who shortly before had been issued the matches’ second yellow card, and made a nice run behind the Galaxy defense into the box in the 69th minute that was deflected resulting in the only Seattle corner.

Marc Burch made good use of his ten minutes of playing time including an assist to Andy Rose who substituted in for Fredy Montero in the 73rd minute and scored his first MLS goal in the 88th minute.  Rose’s textbook, right-footed beauty in the center of the box found the top right corner for Seattle’s final goal of the night.

Sigi Schmid expressed his pleasure with the team’s ability to get behind the Galaxy defense all night and the solid teamwork of Johnson and Montero who fed each other throughout the match and took eight of the Sounders’ 14 total shots between them.  With the upcoming Open Cup championship match against Sporting KC this Wednesday, the team hopes to ride their current six game unbeaten streak (3-0-3) to a fourth consecutive Open Championship, a never before accomplished feat.

The Sounders will get a shot at a sweep of the Galaxy this season when they visit Los Angeles in the last game of the MLS season.  With potential playoff hopes on the line for both teams, the upcoming match is setup to be another epic showdown.

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Saturday MLS Wrap: Philly edge TFC, Crew take control of East

Posted on 18 July 2010 by Breton Bonnette

Coach and player celebrate the Union's win ©TMcLaughlin 2010

Sebastien Le Toux strengthened his bid for an All-Star spot with a goal and an assist as the Union got back to their winning ways in front of 17,251 at PPL Park. Breton Bonnette reports from Chester, Pa., with photo gallery supplied by Terry McLaughlin.

The New York Red Bulls played another listless performance Saturday night and this time were punished by an efficient Columbus Crew squad. By taking all three points from the match, the Crew move five points clear of the Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference standings. John Zidar reports from Crew Stadium. The RBNY reaction.

The Colorado Rapids found themselves down by a goal 20 minutes into the match against the Kansas City Wizards at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Saturday night, but hometown striker Conor Casey scored the equalizer in the 74th minute and almost earned three points for his team with another shot in the 89th minute. Pat Shea reports from Commerce City, Colo., complete with player ratings from both teams so be sure to check it out!

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Monday audio update

Posted on 07 June 2010 by ASN Staff

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For more information on your host Jason Davis check out Match Fit USA and of course be sure to listen to AmericanSoccerShow.com, home of the popular American Soccer Show weekly podcast. Be sure to listen in every Monday!

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MLS Week 11 weekend wrap-up

Posted on 06 June 2010 by iyeo

Scene from New England's 3-0 loss at Seattle

The LA Galaxy enter the two-week World Cup break undefeated after beating the visiting Houston Dynamo 4-1. Forward Jovan Kirovski led the scoring charge with a first-half brace while forward Tristan Bowen and midfielder Alex Cazumba supplied the second half strikes. It took just 47 seconds for the Galaxy to get on the board. Ivan Yeo reports from the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

From the nation’s capital, Steve Long reports on the changing fortunes of DC United and identifies the factors that have ushered in what could be a new era after all. Or is that an old one?

The New York Red Bulls defeated Chivas USA 1-0 in the last MLS match before the World Cup break for both teams. It was a lethargic affair from two very tired teams, punctuated only by Seth Stammler’s highlight goal, occasional roughhousing and questionable refereeing decisions (or non-decisions). Here ASN’s player rankings for the victorious home side.

Two organized defensive units grappled scoreless for 85 minutes at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Saturday night, but three key changes late in the game gave the Colorado Rapids a dramatic 1-0 victory over the Columbus Crew. Pat Shea has that report , including Rapids player ratings.

The Chicago Fire were outplayed throughout the majority of their match against the visiting Philadelphia Union, but capitalized on their chances and reaped the benefits of all three points. Jeff Tobin has the partisan view from Bridgeview, Ill., and Breton Bonnette supplies player ratings for the Union.

The Seattle Sounders soundly defeated the New England Revolution by a score of 3-0. Here is a photo gallery supplied by David Lindsay.

That will do it for MLS coverage for a little while, at least from the ASN home page. Local team-specific sites (links in the right column) will have updates over the next two weeks, but this site will be mainly devoted to that little tournament in South Africa, where ASN will be on the ground.

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Angel stoppage time freekick stuns Houston at Red Bull Arena

Posted on 03 June 2010 by ASN Staff

Juan Pablo Angel takes the deciding freekick ©Scott Marsh/ASN

Juan Pablo Angel has struggled for large portions of the 2010 season, but he sure proved his worth last night. His exquisitely-placed stoppage time freekick (pictured, left) gave the New York Red Bulls a deserved 2-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo Wednesday, just when it looked like another disappointing result was in store for the Red Bull Arena faithful. “It was the last kick of the game, to win a game that we should have buried,” Angel said after the match. We’ve got a photo sequence of the decisive goal in the story so check it out!

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Tuesday audio update

Posted on 01 June 2010 by ASN Staff

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For more information on your host Jason Davis check out Match Fit USA and of course be sure to listen to AmericanSoccerShow.com, home of the popular American Soccer Show weekly podcast. Be sure to listen in every Monday!

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Friday audio update

Posted on 28 May 2010 by ASN Staff

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Monday audio update

Posted on 24 May 2010 by ASN Staff

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For more information on your host Jason Davis check out Match Fit USA and of course be sure to listen to AmericanSoccerShow.com, home of the popular American Soccer Show weekly podcast. Be sure to listen in every Monday!

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Monday audio news update

Posted on 17 May 2010 by ASN Staff

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For more information on your host Jason Davis check out Match Fit USA and of course be sure to listen to AmericanSoccerShow.com, home of the popular American Soccer Show weekly podcast. Be sure to listen in every Monday!

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MLS Week 8 wrap-up

Posted on 16 May 2010 by Breton Bonnette

The LA Galaxy hoped to send Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle off to national team camp in style, with a win over Toronto FC Saturday night at the Home Depot Center. It didn’t happen thanks in no small part to the exploits of TFC keeper Stefan Frei. “A goalkeeper can always be a great equalizer in our sport and he was great tonight,” Donovan said of Frei’s effort after the match. Still, the 0-0 draw allows the Galaxy to keep their unbeaten start to the season intact. ASN’s Ivan Yeo reports from Carson, Calif.

Three thousand miles away, at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., Fred Montero single-handedly put an end to the New York Red Bulls unbeaten run at their new ground. Montero slotted home the only goal of the match in the 85th minute. ASN has tons of coverage from that match.

Down the road in Philadelphia, FC Dallas midfielder Brek Shea scored his first ever MLS regular season goal, which stood up until the very last minute of stoppage time when Philadelphia’s Danny Mwanga got his first career goal. The Union rookie rocketed a shot from just inside the box for a 1-1 final at Lincoln Financial Field. Breton Bonnette wrote a match report while Sam Toma rated the Philadelphia players.

Philip Woodruff followed the proceedings from Dallas and supplied a match report and FC Dallas player ratings.

In the nation’s capital, the Colorado Rapids ended one of the longest streaks in MLS history, defeating DC United 1-0 at RFK Stadium for the first time in 11 years and sending the home side further into the abyss of the MLS table. Chris Snear has that report.

For just the second time this season and the first time in over a month, the New England Revolution were able to keep a clean sheet as they held their opponents the San Jose Earthquakes scoreless. Although the Revs were not able to find the back of the net themselves, they proved not only to have the defensive mettle necessary to earn a draw, but showed strength in the midfield for the second league game in a row. Hank Alexandre reports from Gillette Stadium.

Finally, in Kansas City, with the home side trailing 2-1 in the 89th minute, Kei Kamara found himself all alone in front of a gaping goal. Less than a month ago in similar circumstances, the Wizards striker garnered worldwide attention when he slipped, missed the ball, and handled on his way to the ground. This time, Kamara remained on his feet and easily tapped it in to complete a two goal, second-half comeback for the Wizards. “This time I was wearing blue shoes,” Kamara explained after the match, which was covered by Nate Brinson.

Goalscorer Montero takes on Tony Tchani as Hans Backe looks on ©Scott Marsh/ASN

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