MLS Game Summary - D.C. United at Seattle|
(Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Seattle 3, D.C. United 0
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Seattle Sounders FC rewarded another huge crowd
Saturday night, as Alvaro Fernandez scored twice in a 3-0 win over D.C. United
in front of 36,242 at CenturyLink Field in Major League Soccer.
Fernandez scored his seventh and eighth goals of the year, Michael Fucito also
scored, and Mauro Rosales had two assists to run his total to a club-record 12
for the season.
Although Seattle has played two more games than Western foe Real Salt Lake, it
maintained its three-point cushion for second place in the conference.
Sounders FC (14-6-9) has won three of its last four and four of its last six,
with its only loss during the stretch to RSL at home.
D.C. United (8-8-10) lost for the second time in its last three matches but is
still just five points out of third place and a guaranteed playoff spot in the
East, and just seven points behind first-place Columbus.
United showed it still has some work to do to compete in the playoffs - if it
qualifies - against Seattle, which notched two goals in the first half to take
control of the match.
Fucito bagged the first goal in the 35th minute, converting to the bottom-left
corner off a pass from Rosales. Fucito's goal was his second of the season.
The Sounders added a second goal just before half when Rosales provided a pass
to Fernandez, who scored to the bottom left in stoppage time.
Fernandez added his second goal 15 minutes into the second half with a shot to
the middle of the goal from close range.
Seattle visits Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Sept. 24 and United hopes to rebound
on Wednesday at RFK Stadium against Chivas USA. D.C. has played fewer matches
than every other club, so it could easily climb the table late in the year.
09/17 23:42:32 ET