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MLS Game Summary - Seattle at Chivas USA



(Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Seattle 6, Chivas USA 2

Carson, CA (Sports Network) - Seattle Sounders FC rode a hat trick from Fredy Montero to a comfortable road victory on Saturday, cruising past Chivas USA 6-2 at The Home Depot Center.

Montero's recent form has been brilliant; the Colombian's first-ever Sounders hat trick gives him six goals in his last four games with the Emerald City club.

Brad Evans got Seattle off the mark before two of Montero's goals handed the visitors a three-goal lead.

Juan Agudelo pulled one back from the penalty spot in the 38th minute before Miller Bolanos cut Chivas' deficit to just one goal in the 64th minute.

But the Sounders answered with three goals to complete the rout. Montero completed his three-goal performance in the 67th minute while Samuel Ochoa's 80th-minute header and Ante Jazic's stoppage-time own goal added insult to injury for the Goats.

The Sounders (12-6-7) have won two in a row to climb into a tie with Real Salt Lake for second place in the Western Conference. Chivas (7-10-6) has lost two of its last three league games, conceding 11 goals over that stretch.

Seattle found itself in front in just the tenth minute when Montero played in Evans, who curled a shot around Dan Kennedy and into the back of the net.

The lead was doubled 17 minutes later when Montero capped a fine passage of play at the edge of the penalty area by smashing a left-footed shot just inside the far post.

Chivas came close to pulling one back at the half-hour mark, but Agudelo's powerful header was placed directly at Michael Gspurning. The Austrian 'keeper pulled off a great reaction save, parrying the ball over the crossbar with his fist.

The Goats were left to rue that miss as the Sounders extended their lead in the 34th minute. Montero played a square ball to Mauro Rosales and collected the return pass before chipping a cheeky effort over Kennedy.

The home side was handed a lifeline four minutes later when referee Juan Carlos Rivero whistled Jeff Parke for a hand ball in the box and pointed to the spot. Agudelo got the better of Gspurning this time, sending the Sounders 'keeper the wrong way.

Chivas got to within one goal when Bolanos beat Gspurning with a shot from distance in the 64th minute, but Montero wrapped up his hat trick three minutes later by beating Kennedy with a right-footed shot from close range.

Ochoa put the result beyond any doubt 10 minutes from time, heading home a cross from Christian Tiffert.

And to cap a miserable night at The Home Depot Center for Chivas, Jazic conceded an own goal when his failed clearance ended up in the back of the net.

08/26 00:41:47 ET

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NBA
Final
ORL 100
MIL 115
Final
IND 103
NYK 82
Final
MEM 99
DEN 69
3rd
LAL 62
CHI 50
 
Final
PROV 83
DEP 72
Final
RUTG 51
MSU 71
Final
ARMY 71
BU 67
 
Final
RFLSH 75
BRY 68
 
Final
MERC 75
CHAT 72
 
Final
LIU 67
CCST 55
 
Final
TOWS 74
COC 70
 
Final
UMASS 66
DAY 64
Final
FUR 59
ETST 55
 
Final
ODU 71
FIU 56
Final
RMU 87
FD 65
 
Final
CHAR 86
FATL 61
Final
LIB 53
HIGH 72
 
Final
UNF 86
KNST 67
 
Final
FLGC 78
LIP 62
 
Final
OSU 80
MD 56
Final
Terriers 73
MNTER 67
 
Final
STET 85
NKENTUCKY 75
 
Final
WAGN 75
SHU 64
 
Final
GMAS 68
STLU 60
 
Final
JVU 65
USCU 78
 
Final
VMI 70
WCU 85
 
Final
LATU 69
WKENT 56
Final
UNCG 42
WOFF 58
 
Final
DET 93
YOUNG 87
 
Final
GSOUT 83
APP 46
 
Final
TENNM 81
EILL 51
 
Final
GHND 64
HC 54
 
Final
CIN 70
UCONN 58
Final
NDST 61
DEN 54
 
Final
SD 55
MAST 66
 
Final
UWMIL 71
ILLCH 65
 
Final
BEL 103
JVST 82
 
Final
SMISS 54
MARS 69
Final
TXSA 69
MTST 58
Final
PETE 49
RIDE 58
 
Final
SEMIZ 61
SIUE 75
 
Final
TENST 64
TENT 56
 
Final
NDAK 60
WEBER 67
 
Final
SALA 89
LALAF 85
 
Final
ARKST 65
ARKLR 75
 
Final
TROY 55
LAMON 58
 
Final
TXARL 74
UGST 88
 
Final
MURST 85
EKENT 78
 
Final
NCOL 79
IDST 76
 
Final
MIZZ 53
KENT 69
Final
GONZ 64
PORT 46
Final
UTEP 71
UAB 69
Final
GRCN 78
UMKC 57
 
Final
WLVRN 78
CHIST 62
 
1st OT
USC 72
COL 69
 
2nd
UCI 63
CPSL 53
 
2nd
CSNO 63
HAW 74
 
Final
PAC 43
PEPP 50
 
2nd
SDU 54
SCU 44
 
2nd
UCD 67
UCSB 62
 
2nd
UCLA 58
UTAH 50
 
Final
PORST 54
MONT 73
 
Final
SACST 75
MNTST 59
 
2nd
CSFU 49
LBSU 41
 
2nd
GAELS 44
LMU 37
 
1st
WASU 28
CAL 25
 
1st
BYU 32
USF 27
 
Final
NYI 2
BOS 5
Final
NYR 0
MON 1
Final
PHI 5
WIN 2
Final
TOR 1
ARI 3
Final
FLA 3
CLB 2
Final
TAM 5
DET 1
Final
STL 5
NAS 4
Final
CAL 0
MIN 1
3rd
EDM 3
BUF 2
 
2nd Intermission
SJS 6
ANA 1