Tonight’s match started off a bit slow, but it sure didn’t stay that way.
Heading into half time, the score sat at 0-0 as most of the play happened in the midfield, with few attacking opportunities for either team. But, the second half was a very different story.
The first goal of the game came from Osvaldo Alonso on a PK resulting from a Cal FC hand ball, which started an onslaught of goals as a total of five were scored in the span of 20 minutes. The 2nd goal in the series came from Montero on a Cordell Cato assist in the 58th minute. In the 65th, Andy Rose landed a ball in the back of the net. A question of passive offsides threatened to waive a 2nd Fredy Montero goal scored off a free kick, but it was counted. And, finally, Alonso’s 2nd goal of the game finished off the 5-0 score thanks to an assist from Alex Caskey in the 70th minute.
The Sounders will face the San Jose Earthquakes in the Quarterfinals of US Open Cup play. As of now, the match is set to take place at Kezar Stadium on June 26th.