MLS Game Summary - Seattle at San Jose|
(Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: San Jose 4, Seattle 0
Santa Clara, CA (Sports Network) - Seattle Sounders FC scored an own goal less
than two minutes into the match, had a man ejected before half and was crushed
by the San Jose Earthquakes, 4-0 on Sunday at Buck Shaw Stadium.
San Jose punished short-handed Seattle in the second half, getting goals from
Cornell Glen, Darren Huckerby and Chris Wondolowski in the easy win.
The Earthquakes (4-10-5) won for just the fourth time and remained last in the
Western Conference. San Jose has accumulated 15 of its 17 points at home.
Seattle (7-4-8) remained second in the West but lost ground to the first-place
Houston Dynamo this weekend. Houston edged D.C. United, 4-3, on Saturday.
San Jose was aggressive from the opening whistle, and Ryan Johnson's cross was
turned into the net by Seattle's Osvaldo Alonso in the second minute, although
goalie Kasey Keller was just feet away waiting to grab the ball.
Seattle, which fell to 1-3-4 on the road, could never recover from the mistake
and compounded its woes in the 33rd. James Riley was sent off for a tackle on
Bobby Convey, and the Sounders were overmatched after the break.
Glen opened the second-half scoring in the 54th, finishing off his third goal
of the season off assists from Shea Salinas and Ramon Sanchez. Salinas had the
ball on the right side and slipped a pass to Glen at the top of the box and he
slotted inside the left post from 18 yards.
Huckerby scored San Jose's third goal - also his third of the season - in the
78th after some sloppy defensive play by Seattle. After Huckerby's first shot
was deflected, the rebound rolled to him in front of the net and he tapped the
ball in from just a few feet out.
Salinas did well again in the 84th to set up the final goal, dropping a pass
to the middle of the box to Wondolowski, who finished to the left side for his
third goal of the season.
San Jose built on its 2-2 draw against D.C. last weekend and can start a win
streak at home Saturday against defending MLS champion Columbus Crew.
Seattle will try to bounce back at Real Salt Lake on Saturday.
08/02 17:29:03 ET