Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Fucito double fuels Seattle rout of Comunicaciones
by Ridge Mahoney, August 16th, 2011 11PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  concacaf champions league, mls, seattle sounders

MOST COMMENTED

[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.



0 comments
  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!

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
This week in women's college soccer    
The hottest team in the country is No. 6 South Carolina, which has run off 10 ...
Klinsmann puts stop to England talk, quickly    
Not for the first time, U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has been linked to a ...
TV Report: Fox Sports to air U-17 Women's World Cup    
Fox Sports will broadcast all 32 games from the 2016 U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan ...
NWSL: Heath and Long head MVP finalists    
Tobin Heath and Allie Long, teammates on the regular-season champion Portland Thorns and the U.S. national ...
What They're Saying: Thomas Tuchel    
"Today we wanted to see if we could play with the same pace, the same tempo, ...
MLS Retirement: Concussions end Wahl's journey    
After suffering two concussions in 2016, Columbus Crew defender Tyson Wahl intends to retire at the ...
MLS Moves: Union's Barnetta will return to Switzerland    
Swiss international Tranquillo Barnetta, 31, will leave the Philadelphia Union at the end of the 2016 ...
CCL: Good night for MLS clubs in Central America    
The New York Red Bulls clinched a berth in the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals for ...
Crowd Count: NWSL attendance jumps 10 percent    
Once again, the Portland Thorns led the NWSL in average attendance with a record 16,945 fans ...
What They're Saying: Carli Lloyd    
"People are only talking about the kneeling aspect of it. I think it becomes more of ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives