Tuesday's fourth-round U.S. Open Cup match
between Seattle and archrival Portland Timbers ended in mayhem as the host Sounders were issued three red cards -- one to Clint Dempsey for ripping up referee
Daniel Radford's notebook in disgust -- and ended up losing, 3-1, in overtime.
Seattle finished with seven players because star Obafemi Martins had to be stretchered off with
a groin injury late in regulation after it had used up its three subs.
The Sounders lost captain Brad
Evans to a second yellow card in the 70th minute and was reduced to nine players when Martins -- who had equalized off a Lamar Neagle corner kick 10
minutes after Evans' ejection -- had to go off.
The things turned for the worse in the 112th minute for the Sounders, now trailing 2-1 on Rodney
Wallace's goal. Micheal Azira was whistled for a foul on Maximiliano Urruti and issued a straight red
Sounders players immediately surrounded Radford, who then sent Dempsey off when the U.S. national team star picked up Radford's notebook and ripped it apart.
red cards left Seattle with seven players, and it finished the game playing a 3-3-0 formation. Four minutes later, Urruti finished off the scoring for a 3-1 decision that ended the Sounders' 20-game
unbeaten streak in Tukwila dating back to its A-League days in 2005.