Last Tuesday, September 15, the Seattle Sounders travelled to San Jose, Costa Rica for their third match this year as a Group C member of the CONCACAF Champions league. Despite high hopes for a win, the guys in electric green could not pull through, losing by a disappointing 0-2 against CD Saprissa, furthering their unsatisfactory league record to 0-3. Both goals for Saprissa arrived during the second half of play: the first was a perfectly placed ball by David Guzman (56’). The subsequent point-making play occurred during the 82’ when Costa Rica’s Allan Aleman dribbled the ball single-handedly down the field, resulting in a one-on-one with Seattle’s back-up goalkeeper, Terry Boss, whose effort was left ineffective against the opposing forward. Overall, two red cards were issued and one yellow—each to a Seattle player: Gonzalez and Tyson Wahl (red), and Boss (yellow).
Even with the loss, all was not disastrous for Sounders defensive back Leo Gonzalez, who celebrated his homecoming to San Jose with friends and family.
The Seattle team remains focused primarily on their MLS standings.