Updated Jul 22, 2011 - 9:16 am
Friendly Match: Manchester United 7 - 0 Seattle Sounders FC
by John Zielonka, 710ESPN Seattle
Manchester United showcased their depth in the 7-0 domination of the MLS Seattle Sounders FC. The EPL champs and Seattle played a tight game in the opening 45 minutes. ManU to score once, with Sounders missing several golden opportunities to put one in the nets.
Entering the second half with a 1-0 lead, the Red Devils poured it on once Wayne Rooney entered the match. The forward scored three goals in what became a laugher for the visitors from England.
(Photos courtesy of Troy Zielonka)
The match provided a barometer of how far MLS is talent-wise from the EPL. Depth of the bench was the key differentiator. Once the second tier players were on the pitch, ManU's dominated the rest of the game.
I captured Rooney's warmups that included a highlight reel goal in the video below. You'll also get a feel for the electric atmosphere inside Seattle's Century Link Field.
Ryan Giggs provided his thoughts on the game and what it's like to play for ManU. This is followed by Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and crowd chants.
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