Sounders Top Portland 3-1 in US Open Cup to Advance to Semis

The fortress of Starfire remains standing after the Sounders topped the Timbers 3-1 in overtime. Both teams fought a toughopen-cup-scores_7-9 battle during regulation as the game remained scoreless until the 69th minute when Osvaldo Alonso landed one in the back of the net for Seattle. The Sounders would hold their ground until the final minutes of added time when Nagbe was able to tie things up for Portland and send the game into OT. Things remained tight until a red card for Portland’s Chara put the Sounders up a man. Seattle used their advantage, with goals from Kenny Cooper and Marco Pappa in the 2nd half of OT to send them on to the Open Cup Semifinals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seattle Sounders win against San Jose Earthquakes in PKs

The Sounders won their fifth round Open Cup match-up tonight in an extremely memorable fashion. A sold-out, sunny Starfire Stadium set the stage for a battle against the San Jose Earthquakes.

The score line opened up in the 24th minute, as Steven Lenhart ripped a volley from outside the box for a San Jose goal.

Seattle didn’t stay quiet for long though, and followed up with another goal just two minutes later in the 26th minute, as Kenny Cooper finished the equalizer open-cup-scores_6-24set up by Lamar Neagle.

The next 64 minutes were back and forth between the two teams, but while both teams had great chances, Seattle outshot the Earthquakes 31-15.

The teams remained tied throughout all of extra time as well, so it was penalty kicks that were going to be the deciding factor.

The Sounders finished all four of their penalty kicks, while San Jose made only two, with one being saved by Marcus Hahnemman and the other hitting the post.

It was Lamar Neagle’s kick that sent the Sounders through to the next round of the US Open Cup, hosting Cascadia Cup rival Portland Timbers here at Starfire on July 9th.

Check out pictures from the match in the gallery below!

Sounders top PSA Elite 5-0 in Open Cup

The Sounders started off their run at a 4th Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with a convincing 5-0 win over PSA Elite.  The first score was a PK taken by Brad Evans, followed by a goal from Zach Scott and a brace scored by Kenny Cooper. Sean Okoli finished off the scoring in the 85th minute off an assist from Chad Barrett. The Seattle Sounders will face the San Jose Earthquakes in the next USOC round right here at Starfire Sports on June 24th. More on the match from Sounder at Heart and TheCup.us

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Sounders Reserves Face Injuries, Fall to LA Galaxy Reserves

The pitch was roasting hot and fighter jets thundered through the skies above Starfire Stadium this Sunday, June 1st. It was a tough match for the Sounders, as they lost a few players to injuries and they ended up losing 1-0.

In a regular-season Reserves game, the Seattle Sounders faced the LA Galaxy. Misfortune struck early for the Sounders as Tristan Bowen was helped off the field after getting fouled on a breakaway.

Both teams fought hard in the middle of the field and neither team had many opportunities to get a shot on frame. Then in the 30th minute, Sounders midfielder Andy Rose was injured when he slid to try to keep the ball inbounds.

After the first half the Reserves did not appear to be anywhere near as cohesive as the Sounders looked yesterday afternoon against Real Salt Lake.

The Galaxy knocked on the door early in the second half but the Sounders defense held up. However, in the 76th minute Galaxy midfielder Chandler Hoffman scored off a beautiful counterattack cross that would ultimately be the game’s deciding goal.

To make matters worse, Sounders defender Dylan Remick left the game with 5 minutes remaining after making a pass that caused some sort of strain to his leg. Nonetheless, it was a great effort by the Sounders after being down a few players.

Seattle Memorial Day Cup Recap & GOTW Special Edition

A big thank you to all the teams who participated in the 2014 Seattle Memorial Day Cup, presented by Starfire Sports and Greater Seattle Soccer Leagues! We hope everyone enjoyed the event as much as we did.

After days of grueling play, Fuego FC and Boise battled it out in the championship. The hard-fought match ended 1-1, sending the teams to PKs. In a thrilling fashion, Boise took home the prize! Check out the video recap of the finals and pictures of the event below.