[U.S. OPEN CUP] Nate Jaqua had a goal and an assist to lead the Seattle Sounders to a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Wednesday night at the Starfire Sports Stadium. The win was the 10th in a row for the Sounders in the Open Cup. They are now two victories away from winning the trophy for a third straight time.
Jaqua, whose five goals earned him the award as the top player of the 2010 tournament, hit the post in the third minute and finished off a pass from Pat Noonan a minute later.
Seattle now hosts FC Dallas in the semifinals on Aug. 30.
July 13 in Tukwila, Wash.
Seattle 3 Los Angeles 1. Goals: Jaqua (Noonan) 4, Montero (Jaqua) 25, Neagle (Fernandez) 74; Cristman (Birchall) 40.
Seattle -- Boss, Scott, Parke, Ianni, Gonzalez, Noonan (Friberg 64), Alonso, Fernandez, Neagle, Jaqua (Levesque 71), Montero (Fucito 79).
Los Angeles -- Saunders, Jordan, DeLaGarza, Berhalter, Dunivant, Birchall, Stephens, Juninho (Kirovski 78), Donovan (Jimenez 75), Cardozo (Lopez 64), Cristman.
Referee: Kevin Stott.