Seattle Sounders managed to defeat the visiting team of Isidro Metapan of El Salvador by one goal. Freddy Montero of Sounders was able to score within 60 minutes with a 40 meter center kick that surprised the Isidro Metapan goalkeeper Misael Alfaro who allowed the ball to go into his net.
Freddy Montero scored his sixth goal for the Sounders in the 2010 Season with this goal after replacing Nate Jacqua. The game itself was intense, with the Sounders dominating from the beginning with their consistency and discipline.
The Sounders also had the hometown advantage against one of the most powerful teams in El Salvador. Reagrdless of such advantages, there were failed attempts at scoring a goal before Montero.
James Riley who is the fullback to the Sounders was able to strike through the right flank and play the ball to Nyassi. Nyassi was then able to connect with Montano who then allowed the ball to go off the intended target.
Osvaldo Alonso was able to take a free kick from the 18 yard box edge after a dangerous kick by Eirck Prado who is the defender for Metapan but it was deflected. Roger Levesque and Michael Seamon attempted another kick which was also deflected.
Misael Alfaro attempted an equalizer for the Isidro Metapan in the last minute of the game. The result was that the ball deflected at the Seattle Sounder Goalpost.
The Sounders and Isidro Metapan are expecting to have a rematch at the Estadio Jorge Calero Suarez in El Salvador on August 3 2010. It remains to be seen whether the Sounders will survive the rematch or Isidro Metapan could turn the tables on them.
The winner of the rematch will go ahead to the Group Stage and will be form part of Group C with Monterrey, Saprissa, and/or Marathon or Tauro