Updated Sep 17, 2011 - 11:12 pm
Match review: Seattle Sounders FC 3 - 0 D.C. United
by John Zielonka, Special to 710Sports.com
Mike Fucito scored his second goal of the year in the 35th minute. The stocky forward outran United defender Brandon McDonald. Fucito hit a right footer that evaded D.C. 'keeper Joe Willis and inside the left post to give Seattle the 1-0 lead. Mauro Rosales and Brad Evans each received an assist on the tally.
Seattle' Mike Fucito battles Perry Kitchen for the ball (Photo courtesy of Troy Zielonka)
In the second minute of added time in the first half, Alvaro Fernandez tallied his sixth MLS goal of the year on a highlight reel assist from Mauro Rosales. The Argentinean midfielder placed a perfect through pass to a streaking Fernandez on his left. The skinny forward shot the ball past Willis and into the net to double the Sounders' advantage to 2-0. Rosales recorded his 12th assist of the season on Fernandez' goal.
D.C. United's Charlie Davies chasing Alvaro Fernandez (Photo courtesy of Troy Zielonka)
Rosales tallied his third assist of the game on Fernandez' second goal in the 59th minute. The diminutive and crafty midfielder ran along the touchline near the right corner flag. Rosales then lofted a high cross to the far post. Forward Fredy Montero volleyed the ball towards the D.C. United goal that hit Willis' legs. Fernandez was perfectly positioned to redirect the rebound into the nets that increased Seattle's lead to 3-0.
Rosales and D.C. United defender Daniel Woolard tangled in the 89th minute of play. The duo's knees tangled and Rosales went down in a heap holding his right knee. He was escorted off the pitch and sat out the remainder of the match on the bench.
Video: Head coaches Sigi Schmid and Ben Olsen reactions Sounders FC's Sigi Schmid lashed out at referee Kevin Stott and called D.C. United players thugs for their treatment of Mauro Rosales. Ben Olsen, United's head coach, discussed his team's injuries and issued a "no commnent" to Schmid's accusations. Watch the video below to view their reactions to the match.
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