The Seattle Sounders defeated three-time champion River Plate, 1-0, to advance to the U-17 Champions Division semifinals at the Generation adidas Cup, joining Dinamo Zagreb, Valencia and West Ham in
the final four. Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez
scored in the dying seconds of overtime to move the Sounders into Thursday's semifinals against West Ham at Toyota Stadium.
Ocampo-Chavez, who has played for the U.S. under-17 national team, was one of four pros who started for the U-17 Sounders along with Josh Atencio
, Ray Serrano
and Danny Leyva
signed an MLS contract last week. They all play for the USL's Tacoma Defiance.
The Galaxy also went to overtime before falling to West Ham, 2-1, on a last-time goal. Cameron Dunbar
scored the lone Galaxy goal on a pass from Kobe Hernandez-Foster, his teammate on the U.S. U-17s. David Rodriguez
, who plays for North Texas SC in the new USL League One, scored
for FC Dallas in its 3-1 loss to Dinamo Zagreb. Real Salt Lake fell to Valencia, 2-0.