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Played
May 5, 2012 4:40 PM EDT
CenturyLink Field — Seattle, Washington
Referee:‬ R. Salazar‎
Attendance:‬ 38399‎
 
 

Seattle Sounders FC 1-0 Philadelphia Union: Rosales stars in Seattle win

Mauro Rosales put in a gutsy performance and netted the match winner as Seattle topped Philadelphia.

Freddy Adu: Philadelphia Union
Otto Greule Jr
The Seattle Sounders pulled out a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday thanks to a goal from Mauro Rosales that was set up by Fredy Montero.

Seattle goalkeeper Bryan Meredith earned a clean sheet in his first MLS start, but it was a moment of brilliance from two of the Sounders' best that proved to be decisive.

After being held out for just over an hour by the ever-impressive Zac MacMath in the Union goal, Seattle found a winner when Montero played a brilliant ball across the top of the box to free Rosales on the right.

The veteran midfielder, who was a question coming into the match with an injury, had time to take a couple of touches and steady himself before firing a low shot into the net.

The Union never really threatened Seattle's goal late on and the Sounders really should have added to the lead when Montero curled a shot back off the bar.

Seattle will be in action again on Wednesday with a trip to Dallas while Philadelphia will have to wait until May 13 to host New York.

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Seattle Sounders FC

13
Brian Meredith
Goalkeeper
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6
Patrick Ianni
Defender
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5
Adam Johansson
Defender
 - 
4
Marc Burch
Defender
 - 
2
Jeff Parke
Defender
 - 
5
Andy Rose
Midfielder
18′ 61′
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6
Osvaldo Alonso
Midfielder
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7
Mauro Rosales
Midfielder
61′ 82′
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12
Alex Caskey
Midfielder
90′
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16
David Estrada
Striker
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17
Fredy Montero
Striker
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Philadelphia Union

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18
Zac MacMath
Goalkeeper
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22
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25
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-
Dan Califf
Defender
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28
Ray Gaddis
Defender
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G. Gómez
Midfielder
78′ 83′
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30
Freddy Adu
Striker
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26
Keon Daniel
Midfielder
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26
Michael Farfan
Midfielder
76′
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16
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L. Pajoy
Striker

Substitutes

33
Andrew Weber
Goalkeeper
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12
 - 
20
Zach Scott
Defender
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7
 - 
17
 - 
7
Cordell Cato
Midfielder
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26
S. Ochoa
Striker
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Substitutes

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C. Harrison
Goalkeeper
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P. López
Defender
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7
Brian Carroll
Midfielder
61′
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14
Amobi Okugo
Defender
 - 
55
 - 
17
 - 
23

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Yellow Card
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  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
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  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2