2012 US Open Cup Quarterfinals: Tempers flare as Sounders escape with 1-0 win over San Jose Earthquakes
The win-or-go-home nature of the tournament resulted in a fiercely competitive game, which featured numerous yellow cards to both teams, a straight red card to Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon, and a post game melee resulting from the intense emotions surrounding the match.
Watch video of tonight’s US Open Cup Quarterfinal matches.
2012 US Open Cup Third Round: Seattle Sounders tame Silverbacks as third title defense begins (video)
Three-time defending Open Cup Champion Seattle Sounders FC avoided the fate Real Salt Lake, who also purchased their Third Round home game, by routing the Atlanta Silverbacks 5-1 to extend their record Open Cup unbeaten streak to 18 games.
As the CONCACAF Champions League returns to action this week with the Quarterfinals, Major League Soccer heads toward its greatest opportunity to win the confederation’s championship without serving as the event host. Improved performance away from home this year is arguably the key component to the league’s success.
The return of US international Eddie Johnson to Major League Soccer Friday created a bit of a stir across North America as the expansion Montreal Impact picked him up via allocation and proceeded to trade him to the Seattle Sounders in exchange for Mike Fucito and Lamar Neagle.