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
Seattle clinches berth in quarterfinals, Galaxy edges closer
by Paul Kennedy, September 19th, 2012 11:55PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  concacaf champions league, los angeles galaxy, seattle sounders

MOST COMMENTED

[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The Seattle Sounders became the first team to clinch a berth in the quarterfinals of the 2012-13 Concacaf Champions League when they held off Marathon of Honduras, 3-2, in San Pedro Sula thanks to goals from Sammy Ochoa, Eddie Johnson and Brad Evans. Fielding an entirely different starting lineup from the team that beat the Colorado Rapids, 2-0, on Friday night, the MLS champion Los Angeles Galaxy settled for a 0-0 tie at the NASL's Puerto Rico Islanders on Wednesday, a result that left it in good shape to win its group.

Honduran Mario Martinez set up Ochoa for a header and Andy Rose found Johnson for the second Seattle goal, but both times Marathon responded on goals by Mario Berrios from the penalty spot.

But 10 minutes after Berrios' second goal, subs Evans and Osvaldo Alonso teamed up to put the Sounders ahead for good. Alonso's cross found Evans, who beat Marathon keeper Jose Mendoza with a header.

The Galaxy had beaten the Islanders, 4-0, with a "B" team at home but struggled in the return game at Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium. Landon Donovan came on for the last half hour, while fellow DPs David Beckham and Robbie Keane were left at home.

The result left the Galaxy with seven points, four more than Isidro Metapan of El Salvador, which has a game in hand.

A Galaxy win or tie at Metapan in the group finale on Oct. 25 or a Puerto Rico win over Metapan on Sept. 27 in Bayamon will move the MLS champs back into the quarterfinals. (The first tiebreaker is head-to-head.)

Seattle 19 in San Pedro Sula
Marathon 2 Seattle Sounders 3. Goals: Berrios (pen.) 34, (pen.) 67; Ochoa 11, Johnson 61 Evans 77.
Marathon -- Mendoza, Sabillon, P.Martinez (Arzu 77), Castro, Berrios, Acevedo, Mayorquin, Rapalo, Brown, Diamond (Flores 69), Sandoval (Altamirano  46)
Seattle Sounders -- Gspurning, Burch, Ianni, Hurtado, Scott, M.Martinez, Carrasco, Caskey (Alonso 61), Rose (Evans 67), Johnson (Montero 77), Ochoa.

Sept. 19 in Bayamon
Puerto Rico Islanders 0 Los Angeles Galaxy 0.
Puerto Rico Islanders -- Martin, Needham, Rivera (Marrero 66), Edward, Martinez, Vazquez, Delgado (Ramos 77), Nurse, van Schaik (Hansen 70), Addlery, Foley.
Los Angeles Galaxy -- Perk, Boyens, Meyer, Gaul, Stephens, Jimenez, Garcia, Noonan (Donovan 60), Buddle, Walker (Juninho, 80), Villarreal (Sarvas 66).



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USL: Roughnecks hire Vaudreuil as head coach    
David Vaudreuil, who started all five playoff games on D.C. United's 1997 MLS championship team, was ...
MLS Expansion: LAFC links up with OC    
LAFC, slated to begin play in MLS in 2018, has reached an agreement with the USL's ...
MLS Moves: 'Caps decline option on captain Morales    
After struggling with injuries the past two seasons, Chilean Pedro Morales has been officially cut loose ...
What They're Saying: Ashtone Morgan    
"It got to a point where it was harder to play at home than away." -- ...
MLS Moves: 'Burrito' is no longer on the RSL menu    
In 2017 at Rio Tinto Stadium the only place to get a burrito will be at ...
MLS Rewind: Mid-season splurges prove tricky    
One of the strongest arguments for MLS switching seasons from a spring-to-fall to fall-to-spring calendar isn't ...
MLS Cup Countdown: Newcomers deliver for finalists    
Neither the Seattle Sounders nor Toronto FC would likely be in the 2016 MLS Cup without ...
Video Pick: Terrific volley for Porto by Mexico's 'Tecatito'    
Mexico's 23-year-old Jesus "Tecatito" Corona scored Porto's second goal in a 5-0 UEFA Champions League win ...
USMNT: Arena meets Bundesliga quintet    
Less than two weeks after taking the job, new U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena has ...
MLS Moves: Hedges signs new deal with FC Dallas    
Keeping a successful team together can be a challenge in MLS, and rather let the contract ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives