The Seattle Sounders scored their 4th straight road win with a 2-1 win over the New England Revolution on Saturday. With only 2 matches remaining in the MLS season it looks as if Seattle will finish the season in 2nd place in the Western Conference, as they are 7 points behind Los Angeles and 6 points clear of Real Salt Lake.
October 2, 2011
Sounders 2 vs. Revolution 1
Gillette Stadium, Boston
Referee: Jorge González
As the playoff approach the Sounders are playing well, as they have scored 16 goals in winning 5 of their last 6 matches. The win over the Revolution was the first ever win by the Sounders at Gillette Stadium.
The Sounders got off to yet another slow start and needed some great play from G Kasey Keller and an off-sides call, which negated a 4th minute goal by the Revolution. 16-year old local boy Diego Fagundez scored on a header in the 28th minute to give the hosts the lead in his very first start of his career.
However, New England did not enjoy the lead for long, as Fredy Montero tickled the twine just 66 seconds later knotting the score at 1 apiece charging a lose ball and blasting it home.
Right after halftime in the 47th minute after a shot by David Estrada was deflected Nate Jaquachested the ball down to Montero, who then poked it home for his 2nd goal of the match. This gave the visiting Sounders a 2-1 lead, which would stick.
New England had many more shots in the game (20 to 8), but only had 8 shots on target and most were easy saves. The Sounders did play a very physical match with 16 fouls to the Revolution’s 6.
Montero was the hero of the match with his 2 goals and he now has either a goal or an assist in the Sounders last 6 matches.
Next Up: The Sounders will face the Chicago Fire on Tuesday in the final of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, as Seattle looks for their 3rd straight Open Cup title.