Seattle Sounders Suffer First Non-MLS Defeat

Roberto Alvarez-Galloso@AlvarezGallosoChief Writer IAugust 20, 2010

CARSON, CA - AUGUST 14:  Leo Gonzalez #19 of Seattle Sounders FC pursues the ball during their MLS match against Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center on August 14, 2010 in Carson, California. Sounders FC and Chivas USA played to a 0-0 draw.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
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The Seattle Sounders FC lost to Marathon in the CONCACAF Champions League, after they began the game with a goal by Roger Levesque within the first 17 minutes.

Freddy Montero took advantage of an error by one of the Marathon defenders to pass the ball to Roger Levesque, who made a right foot kick into the left side of the net.

The Sounders then started to feel relaxed during the game which was a mistake.

Orvin Paz of Marathon took advantage of an opening in the goal post to score an equalizer with a right foot kick into the left edge corner in 27 minutes.

Nicolas Cardozo applied the final nail to the hopes of the Seattle Sounders by scoring the second goal for Marathon on the basis of a penalty.

Marathon appeared dominant at home at their stadium, Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. They were consistent and united throughout the match.

The Seattle Sounders appeared to be clueless as to what was happening and were disorganized in defense and passing the ball.

The end result saw Marathon receive three points in Group C of the CONCACAF Champions League. Monterrey received the same points in the same group.

The Sounders ended their nine game winning streak with their first loss outside of the MLS. 

The most valued player of the game was Orvin Paz for his equalizer.


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