Down 1-0 at home to Olimpia of Honduras
in the 90th minute, the Sounders rallied for two goals, the second on a penalty kick in the seventh minute of stoppage time that almost touched off a brawl, for a 2-1 win.
CCL Week 2, Results:
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19
Arabe Unido (PAN) 0 D.C. United 1
Seattle Sounders 2 Olimpia (HON) 1
Club America (MEX) 1 Walter Ferretti (NCA) 0
Fielding only one starter -- Lamar Neagle -- from their 4-0 win over Orlando City that ended a five-game MLS losing streak three days earlier, the Sounders fell behind on a goal by Alberth Elis in the fifth minute.
Olimpia, which has played in every edition of the Concacaf Champions League since its debut in 2009 and reached the quarterfinals last season, came into the game with an unbeaten and untied record in the Honduran Apertura season. Los Albos escaped danger in the 30th minute when Aaron Kovar's shot hit the post and held on until the 90th minute when Olimpia defender Johnny Palacios flicked a long Sounders throw-in by Kovar to Erik Friberg, open at the far post for the equalizer.
Deep into stoppage time, the Sounders were awarded a penalty kick for a foul on Dylan Remick and three minutes later Evans slotted home the winner. As Evans turned away from the goal, he pointed at Olimpia's longtime keeper, Noel Valladares, who took exception to the Seattle captain's trash talking and kicked the ball at him, prompting a shoving match.
Aug. 19 in Seattle
Seattle 2 Olimpia 1. Goals: Friberg 90, Evans pen. 90+7; Elis 5.
Seattle -- Perkins, Azira, Ockford (Torres 80), Scott, Remick, Thomas (Evans 74), Pineda, Roldan, Kovar, Jones (Friberg 62), Neagle.
Olimpia -- Valladares, Peralta, Johnson, Palacios, de Souza, Alvarado, Mejia (Meza 82), Morazan, Salas, Quioto (Rojas 90), Elis (Estupinan 72).
D.C. United opened its CCL campaign with a 1-0 win over Arabe Unido of Panama in Panama City on an 85th-minute goal by rookie Miguel Aguilar.
The game appeared headed to a scoreless draw when Michael Farfan found Aguilar open at the top of the area with a nifty backheel. Aguilar's goal was the first of his pro career.
Aug. 19 in Panama City
Arabe Unido 0 D.C. United 1. Goal: Aguilar 85.
Arabe Unido -- Nino, Caesar, Cedeno, Ortiz, Gonzalez, Macea, Gomez (Barcenas 59), Heraldez (Arroyo 33), Polo (Small 71), Addles.
D.C. United -- Dykstra, Mishu, Birnbaum (Farfan 52), Opare, Robinson, Aguilar, Jeffrey, Coria (Martin 86), Halsti, Pontius (Doyle 63), Arrieta.
CCL Week 2, Results:
TUESDAY, AUGUST 18
Tigres (MEX) 2 Isidro Metapan (SLV) 1
Verdes FC (BLZ) 0 Queretaro (MEX) 0
LA Galaxy 5 Comunicaciones (GUA) 0
CCL Week 2, Schedule:
THURSDAY, AUGUST 20
10 pm ET Saprissa (CRC) vs. W Connection (TRI)
10 pm ET Santa Tecla (SLV) vs. Municipal (GUA)
CCL Week 1, Results:
THURSDAY, AUGUST 6
LA Galaxy 5 Central FC (TRI) 1
Herediano (CRC) 3 Isidro Metapan (SLV) 0
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5
Arabe Unido (PAN) 3 Montego Bay (JAM) 0
Vancouver Whitecaps 1 Seattle Sounders 1
Club America (MEX) 4 Motagua (HON) 0
TUESDAY, AUGUST 4
Queretaro (MEX) 2 San Francisco (PAN) 0
Santos (MEX) 4 W Connection (TRI) 0
Municipal (GUA) 0 Real Salt Lake 1