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Played
March 12, 2013 10:00 PM EDT
CenturyLink Field — Seattle, Washington
Referee:‬ E. Bonilla‎
Attendance:‬ 20520‎
 
60′ Djimi Traore
 
 

Seattle Sounders FC 3-1 Tigres UANL: CONCACAF Champions League comeback completed

Seattle halted Tigres's 13-match unbeaten streak with a come-from-behind win in the Champions League quarterfinals.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Eddie Johnson, Seattle Sounders FC, MLS
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Seattle Sounders FC came from behind to beat Tigres 3-1, which secures a 3-2 aggregate win to advance to the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals. It marked the first time in the current incarnation of the competition that an MLS team has overcome a Mexican side in a two-legged tie.

At halftime the result looked unlikely. Leading 1-0 from the first leg, a largely reserve Tigres side took the lead in CenturyLink Field. Elias Hernández finished off the chance created, in part, by U.S. international Jonathan Bornstein, who found Alberto Acosta down the left flank.

However, a second yellow to Manuel Viniegra for kicking the ball away gave the Sounders a lifeline, and the MLS club took advantage, notching three in the second half.

"We like to participate in this game, but the level of referee that we have in the CONCACAF zone doesn't really match the expectation that a tournament like this should have," Tigres coach Ricardo Ferretti said.

Rookie DeAndre Yedlin scored his first professional goal with an impressive one-time volley off a half-cleared corner early in the second stanza. Djimi Traore made it interesting on the hour mark by hitting a screamer from 30 yards out that clicked off the crossbeam on its way in.

Eventually Eddie Johnson scored the essential third to overcome the away goals rule, beating Jorge Diaz de León at the near post.

"Obviously you can't say anything but outstanding things about all three goals," Seattle coach Sigi Schmid said. "Those were some fantastic goals by DeAndre, but Djimi Traore, and by Eddie Johnson."

Liga MX-leading Tigres lost for the first time since October to bow out of the competition. Seattle will now face either Santos Laguna or the Houston Dynamo.

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Seattle Sounders FC

81
Michael Gspurning
Goalkeeper
86′
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17
DeAndre Yedlin
Defender
53′
 - 
12
 - 
18
Djimi Traore
Defender
60′
 - 
34
 - 
3
Brad Evans
Midfielder
28′
 - 
6
Osvaldo Alonso
Midfielder
47′
 - 
7
Eddie Johnson
Striker
13′ 75′
 - 
7
Mauro Rosales
Midfielder
54′
 - 
7
Steve Zakuani
Midfielder
75′ 81′ 83′
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26
S. Ochoa
Striker
 - 

Tigres

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R. Zamora
Defender
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24
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A. Stringel
Defender
87′
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-
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-
E. Hernández
Midfielder
23′ 81′
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58
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A. Acosta
Midfielder
23′ 61′
 - 
29
 - 
19
A. Pulido
Striker

Substitutes

24
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4
Marc Burch
Defender
83′
 - 
20
Zach Scott
Defender
 - 
12
Alex Caskey
Midfielder
 - 
7
 - 
5
Andy Rose
Midfielder
28′
 - 
27
Lamar Neagle
Midfielder
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Substitutes

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30
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M. Reyes
Defender
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J. Aguilar
Midfielder
87′
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-
J. Espericueta
Midfielder
43′
 - 
24
T. Guarch
Striker
61′

Coach/Manager

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Results
Group 1 Matchday 1
Times In EDT
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
R. Nava R. Nava
Striker
Toluca
7 0
N. Muñoz N. Muñoz
Striker
A.D. Isidro Metapán
5 0
A. Emaná A. Emaná
Midfielder
Cruz Azul
4 0
Robbie Keane Robbie Keane
Striker
LA Galaxy
4 0
Pavone Pavone
Striker
Cruz Azul
4 0