Chivas USA Reserves fall 3-2 against Seattle Sounders Reserves

Chris Cortez scored twice for the Red-and-White at Starfire Sports Stadium

TUKWILA, Wash. (Monday, May 9, 2011) – Chivas USA allowed two goals in the second half and fell 3-2 against the Seattle Sounders in an MLS Reserve League match at Starfire Sports Stadium on Monday night. Chris Cortez scored twice for the Red-and-White (1-2-1) and nearly equalized in stoppage time.

Lamar Neagle put Sounders FC (2-0-0) ahead early in the second half. Streaking into the right corner of the box he was taken down by Chivas USA goalkeeper Sergio Arias. Neagle then stepped to the spot and converted to the left corner in the 52nd minute.

Seattle’s Miguel Montano doubled the lead to 3-1 on the hour. He received a short feed from Pat Noonan, faked right, then pulled the ball back left and fired inside the near post from 16 yards.

Chivas USA pulled a goal back in the 69th minute on the second strike by Cortez. Bryan de la Fuente drove a cross from the left wing and Cortez flicked it into the right corner.

In the first minute of stoppage time Cortez almost bagged a hat trick but his shot off a corner kick caromed off the left post. The Red-and-White’s Mariano Trujillo was denied in the 83rd minute when Sounders FC keeper Terry Boss turned his drive around the left post.

The teams exchanged first-half goals three minutes apart.

In the 22nd minute, Cortez intercepted a miss-hit goal kick by Boss and promptly beat Boss with a 20-yard drive to the right corner.

Sounders FC equalized in the 25th minute. David Estrada’s cross to the far post was headed down by Nate Jaqua and Mike Fucito put it away from close range.

Seattle out-shot Chivas USA 15-9 but the visitors held an 8-5 advantage in corner kicks. Chivas USA resumes Reserve League play on June 5th by hosting Portland at The Home Depot Center

Chivas USA (1-2-1) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (2-0-0)
May 9, 2011 – Starfire Sports Stadium, Tukwila, Wash.

Reserve League

Seattle Sounders FC 3 – 2 Chivas USA

Scoring Summary:

CHV – Chris Cortez (unassisted) 22

SEA—Fucito (Jaqua, Estrada) 25

SEA – Lamar Neagle (penalty kick) 52

SEA – Miguel Montano (Pat Noonan) 60

CHV – Chris Cortez (Bryan de la Fuente) 69

Chivas USA: 30-Sergio Arias; 24-Bryan de la Fuente, 38-Ian Hines-Ike, 4-Michael Umaña, 11-Michael Lahoud; 36-Chris Rodriguez, 6- Francisco Mendoza, 8- Mariano Trujillo, 14-Gerson Mayen; 27-Chris Cortez, 99-Victor Estupinan

Substitutes Not Used: 32-Kevin Guppy, 40-Arthur Aghasyan, 25-Edson Lemus, 16-Pedro Velazquez, 31-Danny Castro

Seattle Sounders FC: 28-Terry Boss; 20-Zach Scott, 26-Taylor Graham, 5-Tyson Wahl (39-Kevin Sakuda 46), 14-Michael Tetteh; 27-Lamar Neagle, 22-Michael Seamon, 16-David Estrada, 32-Miguel Montano; 2-Mike Fucito (37-Sinisa Ubiparipovic 63), 21-Nate Jaqua (25-Pat Noonan 46)

Substitutes Not Used: 29-Josh Ford, 38-Taylor Mueller

Misconduct Summary:

SEA – Zach Scott (unsporting behavior) 76

CHV – Francisco Mendoza (unsporting behavior) 78

Referee: Josh Wilkins

Referee’s Assistants: William Niccolls, Jeremy Hanson

4th Official: Timon Berry

Attendance: 920

Time of Game: 1:52

Weather: Cloudy and 55 degrees