Saturday, June 18, 2011

Fredy Montero's curler in the 90th minute wins it for 10-men Seattle

By Money Mike

With less than a minute to go plus stoppage time, the Seattle Sounders were on their way to a third consecutive draw, but in the 90th minute, Fredy Montero, who had recieved the majority of the critisism this season with only two goals scored coming into this match, found an answer off a free-kick as he curled home his third goal of the season and a game winner for the Seattle Sounders as they defeat Toronto FC 1-0.

Toronto had some opportunities in the first half including in the 41st minute I believe, former Sounder Nathan Sturgis with a free kick from the middle of the box, just outside the penalty area skimming over the bar.

Four minutes into the second half, a first red card for the Seattle Sounders this season was shown and I do not understand this decision one damn bit. Defender Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, trying to control the ball, started to lose his balance and ended up dragging Alen Stevanovic to the ground and referee Yader Reyes decided to give him a yellow card which was his second of the game which resulted in a Red Card. Honestly, how the fuck is that a booking? Hurtado was losing his balence, lost possession of the ball and took a tumble and accidently caught Stevanovic's foot. How is that a booking? Oh yeah that's right, because these are MLS refs. FUCK EM'!!

With 10 minutes to go, the post denys Toronto a chance to capitalize on the 1-man advantage. Javier Martina was found unmarked on the right of the goal and his volley bounced back from the bar and the rebound fell to Joao Plata but James Riley cleared the ball out of play before Plata could even react. I said this was a key matchup here.

In the 90th minute, it was Fredy Montero coming through on the clutch. After Mauro Rosales drew the foul, Montero stepped up to take the free-kick from the left of Stefan Frei's goal and what does he do? He bends it around the wall, past Frei and into the goal and what a big one that was because not only did it break the deadlock, it sealed the win for the Sounders. 1-0 the final score.

Scoring summary:

Seattle Sounders FC - Fredy Montero 3 (unassisted) 90'

Misconduct summary:

Toronto FC - Ty Harden (caution; Goalkeeper interference) 18'

Toronto FC - Danleigh Borman (caution; Reckless tackle) 26'

Seattle Sounders FC - Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (caution; Reckless tackle) 34'

Seattle Sounders FC - Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (caution; Reckless tackle) 49'

Seattle Sounders FC - Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (ejection; Second caution) 49'

Toronto FC - Mikael Yourassowsky (caution; Reckless foul) 65'

Toronto FC - Oscar Cordon (caution; Reckless foul) 93+'


Seattle Sounders FC - Kasey Keller; James Riley, Jeff Parke, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Tyson Wahl; Mauro Rosales, Brad Evans (Erik Friberg 71'), Osvaldo Alonso, Lamar Neagle (Zach Scott 52'); Mike Fucito (Alvaro Fernandez 69'), Fredy Montero

Toronto FC - Stefan Frei; Richard Eckersley, Doneil Henry, Ty Harden, Danleigh Borman; Nathan Sturgis (Oscar Cordon 46'), Alen Stevanovic (Javier Martina 71'), Mikael Yourassowsky (Dan Gargan 89'); Nick Soolsma, Maicon Santos, Joao Plata

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