banner

Soccer

more stats



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

Other Stories

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 1
BOS 2
Final
DUKE 66
GONZ 52
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
BOS
 
Final
PHI 4
DET 4
Final
WAS 11
MIA 7
Final
BAL 5
MIN 6
Final
STL 2
NYM 3
Final
HOU 0
NYY 7
Final
ATL 2
PIT 4
Final
BOS 3
TAM 2
Final
TOR 2
BAL 4
Final
ANA 6
CIN 8
Final
KAN 0
CHC 7
Final
CLE 1
CWS 4
Final
SFG 11
LOS 9
Final
OAK 7
MIL 0
Final
SDP 8
SEA 5
Final
LOS 10
TEX 5
Final
COL 2
ARI 1
Final
ARI 10
COL 11
1:05pm Today
DET
ATL
 
1:05pm Today
TAM
BAL
 
1:05pm Today
PIT
PHI
 
1:05pm Today
STL
WAS
 
1:10pm Today
NYM
MIA
 
4:05pm Today
CWS
CLE
 
4:05pm Today
OAK
COL
 
4:05pm Today
TEX
KAN
 
4:05pm Today
SEA
ANA
 
4:05pm Today
CIN
SDP
 
4:05pm Today
CHC
SFG
 
4:10pm Today
ARI
LOS
 
6:05pm Tonight
HOU
TOR
 
7:05pm Tonight
BOS
MIN
 
Final
WAS 91
HOU 99
Final
BRK 107
LAL 99
Final
NOP 110
MIN 88
Final
CLE 87
PHI 86
Final
MIA 109
DET 102
Final
BOS 106
LAC 119
Final
IND 104
DAL 99
Final
SAN 103
MEM 89
Final
PHO 97
OKC 109
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
BOS
 
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
LAL
 
7:30pm Tonight
TOR
HOU
 
7:30pm Tonight
ATL
MIL
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
SAC
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
UTA
 
10:00pm Tonight
POR
PHO
 
Final
LOU 70
MSU 76
Final
DUKE 66
GONZ 52
8:00pm Tonight
LOYC
LAMON
 
Final
NYR 2
WAS 5
Final
CAR 1
BOS 2
Final
NAS 2
CAL 5
Final
NYI 5
DET 4
Final
OTT 2
FLA 4
Final
NJD 1
ANA 2
Final
WIN 3
CHI 4
Final
PIT 3
SJS 2
7:30pm Tonight
MON
TAM
 
8:00pm Tonight
STL
VAN
 
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
CAL
 
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
LOS
 
9:00pm Tonight
COL
EDM
 
10:00pm Tonight
ARI
BUF