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Fucito double fuels Seattle rout of Comunicaciones
by Ridge Mahoney, August 16th, 2011 11PM
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[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] By beating Comunicaciones, 4-1, at CenturyLink Field Tuesday, Seattle matched its total of wins the last time it played in the Concacaf Champions League group phase.

Tied 1-1 and down to 10 men 10 minutes into the second half folllowing the ejection of Lamar Neagle, Seattle seized control with goals by Mike Fucito in the 61st and 67th minutes and won going away, with Rigoberto Gomez tacking on a fourth goal into his own net as Fucito lurked nearby.

Fucito had assisted on Seattle’s first goal by swerving a corner kick into the path of Brad Evans, who equalized in the 35th minute. The Sounders, rocked back by a exuberant start from the Guatemalan team, had fallen behind in the second minute when Bryan Ordonez's cross evaded backup keeper Terry Boss and dropped for Jairo Arreola to knock home.

Referee Paul Delgadillo sent off Neagle for a wild challenge that raked the shins of Juan Marquez in the 55th minute. Yet Seattle increased its energy and took the lead for good when Fucito ran onto a ball from Fredy Montero and smashed a shot just inside the far post. Six minutes later, a sweeping move by Evans and Alvaro Fernandez set up Fucito for another sharp finish.

Comunicaciones lost a player in the 80th minute during a furious protest of a shot that appeared to cross the Seattle goal line but wasn't ruled a goal. Edgar Martinez's choice of words prompted his dismissal. The fourth goal came when Mauro Rosales played a ball wide to Fernandez, whose driven cross towards Fucitio at the far post was instead steered into his own net by Gomez.

Both teams return to CCL play next Tuesday. The Sounders face a daunting trip south of the border to play defending champion  Monterrey, Comunicaciones hosts Costa Rican club Herediano.



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  1. Margaret Manning
    commented on: August 17, 2011 at 12:30 p.m.
    Oh, Seattle played last night? So glad you found room somewhere to mention it!

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