By Money Mike
In the Champions League Group stage opener at CenturyLink Field, the Sounders gave up an early goal, but bounced back with four unanswered goals to beat Comunicaciones 4-1. Michael Fucito scored two goals and assisted on another. The Sounders didn't seem to lose any focus, even after going down a man when Lamar Neagle was shown a Red Card. You could tell by this teams performance last night, they could play anybody in this region.
In the second minute, Comunicaciones got on the board early. Brayan Ordonez tracked a long ball in the corner, sending in a hopeful cross. When Sounders goalkeeper Terry Boss was unable to cut down the service, Jairo Arreola beat defender James Riley to the far post for an early lead.
In the 35th minute, Seattle answered. Mike Fucito's corner found Brad Evans from point blank range, and Evans headed the ball off the crossbar and over the goal line for the equalizer.
In the 61st minute, Fucito would this time find the back of the net. Fucito ran onto a pass from Fredy Montero, cut the ball inside the penalty area and finished with his left foot to give the Sounders a 2-1 advantage. He wasn't done though. Six minutes later, he would tack on another one. After making another good run on the ball, this time from Alvaro Fernandez, Fucito took one touch the curled the ball around the goalkeeper and in for his second of the match. Seattle would tack on one more on an own goal and maximum points in the first match.
Comunicaciones - Jairo Arreola (Bryan Ordonez) 2'
Seattle Sounders FC - Brad Evans (Michael Fucito) 35'
Seattle Sounders FC - Michael Fucito (Fredy Montero, Alvaro Fernandez) 61'
Seattle Sounders FC - Michael Fucito (Alvaro Fernandez, Brad Evans) 67'
Seattle Sounders FC - Own Goal (Alvaro Fernandez) 87'
Comunicaciones - Jairo Arreloa (caution; Dissent) 9'
Seattle Sounders FC - Patrick Ianni (caution; Tactical foul) 16'
Seattle Sounders FC - James Riley (caution; Reckless tackle) 47'+
Comunicaciones - Carlos Castrillo (caution; Reckless tackle) 50'
Seattle Sounders FC - Leonardo Gonzalez (caution; Tactical foul) 54'
Seattle Sounders FC - Lamar Neagle (ejection; Violent conduct) 55'
Comunicaciones - Adolfo Machado (caution; Reckless tackle) 60'
Comunicaciones - Carlos Ramirez (caution; Unsporting behavior) 69'
Seattle Sounders FC - Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (caution; Unsporting behavior) 69'
Comunicaciones - Edgard Martinez (ejection; Abusive Language) 80'
Comunicaciones - Fredy Thompson (caution; Reckless tackle) 91'+
Comunicaciones - Juan Jose Peredas; Adolfo Machado, Edgard Martinez, Carlos Castrillo, Erwin Morales; Carlos Ramirez, Juan Marquez (Rigoberto Gomez 77'), Fredy Thompson, Jairo Arreloa, Bryan Ordonez (Carlos Mejia 70'); Transito Montepeque (Hernan Sandoval 78')
Seattle Sounders FC - Terry Boss; James Riley, Patrick Ianni (Roger Levesque 84'), Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Leonardo Gonzalez (Zach Scott 75'); Lamar Neagle, Servando Carrasco, Brad Evans, Alvaro Fernandez; Fredy Montero (Mauro Rosales 63'), Michael Fucito