Monterrey faced the Seattle Sounders FC in the Estadio Tecnologico located in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The result was an exciting game with a historical moment. The referee was Marlon Alfonso Mejia.
The first half was dominated by the Sounders as they had the possession of the ball and field. They appeared consistent with Sergio Perez scoring the first goal at 27 minutes followed by Michael Fucito within the end of the first half.
Sergio Perez scored with a direct kick while Michael Fucito scored with an assist from Nate Jaqua. The second goal was the result of a foul which lead to a yellow card being issued to Jesus Arellano of Monterrey.
Zach Scott of the Sounders received one early for anti-sporting activity. It appeared that the Seattle Sounders FC was going to convert into being the first MLS club from the USA in winning a game inside Mexican Territory.
It was not the case since Monterrey started the second half of the game emboldened and strengthened with a positive attitude and the support of its home stadium.
Seattle srated to weaken in response to the onslaught with Monterrey and Mike Seamon receives another yellow card for the Sounders. They started playing in a disorganized manner and Monterrey took advantage of the situation.
Jesus Di Nigris scored the first goal for Monterrey with a direct kick within 72 minutes and then proceeded to assist Humberto Suazo in an electrifying equalizer with another direct kick.
The crowd went wild as the people celebrated the equalizer. They started to celebrate when Luis Perez scored a third goal for Monterrey as a result of a penalty.
The penalty was based on Terry Boss of the Sounders fouling towards Humberto Suazo of Monterrey.Monterrey continued forward without looking back.
The team (Monterrey) was looking great and refreshed. While the game was in their favor, Neri Cardozo received a yellow card for an infarction in football while Jesus Arellano received a red card and an expulsion for using force against Alvaro Fernandez.
The red and yellow cards were an inconvenience for Monterrey but it did not deter them from winning another game against the Sounders,
Monterrey 3-2 Seattle Sounders FC
Estadio Tecnologico Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Most valued player was Jesus De Nigris for his famous hattrick that surprised everyone and heloed Monterrey come from behind in a victory.