Seattle Sounders: San Jose send Sounders Quaking in their Boots

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Early in this 2015 season, the Seattle Sounders have been punched squarely in the jaw by a western conference foe.   Chris “Wondo” Wondolowski and the San Jose Earthquakes took it to the Sounders with the verve and the scrap of a junkyard dog.

Sounder FC drop the game 2-3 on March 14th, a reminder that the West is full of young hungry teams looking to knock off last years Supporter Shield winners.  Dempsey’s 3rd goal was off a rebound from Tyrone Mear’s powerful kick from the top of the penalty box.  Dempsey hit his header off a blocked shot by Quakes goalie David Bingham.

The Sounder Killer Wondo struck his MLS leading 8th goal against the Rave Green 8 minutes in.  But that wasn’t all, in the 48th minute Wondo struck a dagger in the Sounder faithful with a strike to earn his 9th career goal against the Seattle Side.

An additional shot into the net was struck by the Quakes Innocent Emeghara for a 3-1 lead.

A hard foul on Micheal Aziraby  Quakes defender Victor Bernardez earned Victor a red card.  A man down, the Quakes couldnt stop Obafemi Martins in the 84th minute from tying the game.   Unfortunately this day, it wouldn’t be enough as the Sounders fall to their nemesis.

What Worked

  • The Sounders have been on fire offensively, having opened the season with five goals in its first two matches (2009, 2012).
  • Another Sounders sell out with 39,175 in attendance.  The Sounders FC’s active MLS sellout streak reaches 109 games.

What Didn’t Work

The Sounder Killer, Wondo, strikes again.  Wondo now has 95 career goals, 9 of which accrued against the Sounders.

SSU Player of the Match

San Jose’s Chris Wondolowski.  Two goals from the Sounders Killer.

Next Side Up

  • Tuesday, March 24: international friendly against Mexican side Club Tijuana (7:00 p.m. PT).
  • Saturday, March 28:  at FC Dallas (5:30 p.m. PT / Q13 FOX).

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