Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
A tale of two second halves
by Paul Kennedy, September 14th, 2010 9:57PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  columbus crew, concacaf champions league

MOST COMMENTED

[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The Columbus Crew cruised to its second win in three games in the Concacaf Champions League with a 3-0 victory over winless Joe Public of Trinidad & Tobago on Tuesday night, while the Seattle Sounders remained pointless, falling for the third straight time with a 2-0 loss at Costa Rica's Saprissa.

Frenchman Leandre Griffit and Jason Garey broke the game open with goals in the first six minutes of the second half, and sub Dilly Duka fed another late replacement, Steven Lenhart, for the third goal in the 79th minute.

On the other hand, everything went wrong for the Sounders in their second half at the Saprissa Stadium, where American teams have always struggled.

David Guzman and Allan Aleman broke a scoreless deadlock with goals for Saprissa, while Fausto Gonzalez saved what would have been a tying penalty kick by Alvaro Fernandez.

The Sounders had Costa Rican Leonardo Gonzalez, who is from San Jose, sent off for a straight red card for a foul on Saprissa's Jairo Arrieta late in the first half.

Columbus is in second place in Group B and can take the lead with a win over Santos of Mexico at Crew Stadium next Tuesday.

Seattle is again on the road next Wednesday and must play at Monterrey of Mexico, which has won all three games in Group C.

Sept. 14 in Columbus, Ohio
Columbus Crew 3 Joe Public 0. Goals: Griffit 47, Garey 51, Lenhart 79.
Columbus Crew -- Gruenebaum, Oughton, Brunner, Marshall (Iro, 79), Francis, Moffat, Ekpo (Duka, 61), Griffit, Burns, Garey, Mendoza (Lenhart, 65).
Joe Public -- Phillip, Goodridge, Daniel, Mitchell (Moses, 85), Hislop (Moses, 79), Tinto, Lewis (Manswell, 74), Hoshide (Williams, 80), Gregory, Joseph, Baptiste.
Referee: Walter Lopez (Guatemala).
Att.: 5,445

Sept. 14 in San Jose
Saprissa 2 Seattle Sounders 0. Goals: Guzman 56, Aleman 82.
Saprissa -- F.Gonzalez, Badilla, Cordero, Blanco, Martinez (Mena, 46), Centeno, Lopez (Guzman, 73), Paniagua, Sirias, A.Alonso (Aleman, 63), Arrieta.
Seattle Sounders -- Boss, Scott, Marshall, Graham, L.Gonzalez, Nyassi, O.Alonso, Sturgis (Fernandez, 64), Zakuani (Wahl, 46) , Montero, Levesque (Fucito, 72).
Red Card: Seattle Sounders -- L. Gonzalez 38.
Referee: Marco Rodriguez (France).



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
TV Report: BeIN Sports draw 1.5 million viewers for Copa final    
BeIN Sports averaged more than 1.5 million total viewers on its two networks for the Argentina-Chile ...
MLS Power Rankings: Sporting KC retains first place    
Sporting Kansas City kept the top spot in Soccer America's MLS  Power Rankings after sitting out ...
Scouting Report: USA opens against reshaped Catrachos    
The USA begins its Gold Cup title defense against a familiar foe, Honduras, in the second ...
2015 Gold Cup Schedule    
The 2015 Gold Cup opens with a Haiti-Panama and USA-Honduras doubleheader in Group A on Tuesday ...
TV Report: One World Sports to air weekly NASL game    
The NASL has entered into a multiyear agreement with One World Sports to air an NASL ...
What They're Saying: English FA    
"Our lionnesses go back to being mothers, partners and daughters today, but they have taken on ...
Video Pick: Brazilian sent off for jumping the gun    
Here's the kind of ejection you don't see very often: Santos midfielder Geuvanio got a yellow ...
Video Pick: Dallas' Diaz slips it under the wall     
Mauro Diaz (Dallas), Ethan Finlay (Columbus), Kaka (Orlando City), Sebastian Lletget (Los Angeles) and Tyrone Mears ...
Bobby Wood to remain in German second division    
U.S. striker Bobby Wood has signed with Union Berlin, which finished seventh in the German second ...
TV Report: USA-Japan shatters U.S. soccer viewing record    
The USA's 5-2 victory over Japan in the 2015 Women's World Cup final averaged 25.4 million ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives