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Played
November 18, 2012 9:00 PM EST
CenturyLink Field (Seattle, Washington)
Referee:‬ M. Geiger‎
 
Robbie Keane 68′ (PG)
58′ Zach Scott
 
 
That's it! We've got a rematch! Houston will travel to the Home Depot Center to face the Galaxy on Dec. 1. The Galaxy lose 2-1 tonight, and win the tie 4-2 on aggregate
 
90′ +1
Save Saunders! Estrada denied by Saunders from close range. Estrada hit it with power, but it was right at the goalkeeper and at a comfortable height
 
90′
Parke's header just wide! Rosales whips in a good ball but the header flashes wide of the near post
 
89′
Tiffert whips in a shot, but Saunders handles the skip off the turf well and allows no rebound
 
88′
Sarvas bundles Martinez over. Silly foul gives Seattle a free kick in a dangerous spot
 
84′
Substitution Edson Buddle Michael Stephens
 
84′
Starting to look grim now for the Sounders. The Galaxy's goal has sucked the life out of this one
 
82′
Substitution Steve Zakuani Mauro Rosales
 
81′
Last throw of the dice for Seattle, as Rosales comes on for Zakuani. He can't be near 100%
 
77′
Tiffert flights in a good free kick and Saunders is stranded after coming off his line. Meyer did well to hold off Parke though, and get in the way of his header
 
75′
Yellow Card Osvaldo Alonso
 
73′
Substitution Adam Johansson Mario Martínez
 
73′
Substitution Fredy Montero David Estrada
 
73′
Estrada and Martinez in for Seattle, Surprisingly, Montero is yanked. Not a good indictment of his playoff form
 
71′
Yellow Card Eddie Johnson
 
70′
That is a serious gut punch for Seattle, which had all the momentum. Now it has to score twice in the last 20 minutes
 
68′
Penalty Goal Robbie Keane
 
68′
GOAL GALAXY! Keane scores from the spot with no trouble
 
67′
PENALTY FOR LA! Keane cross the ball and it struck Johansson's arm. Critical call
 
66′
Montero.....off the wall. He's still never scored an MLS playoff goal
 
65′
Free kick coming for Seattle in a dangerous spot
 
63′
Substitution Christian Wilhelmsson Juninho
 
62′
Juninho into the game for LA, hoping to keep the ball a bit more than it has
 
60′
So, game on then
 
58′
Goal Zach Scott
 
58′
GOAL SEATTLE! Zach Scott flies in with a diving header at the near post off a corner! It's 2-0 and 3-2 LA on aggregate
 
51′
Johnson looking dangerous again, using his speed and strength to get behind Meyer. His cross, however, doesn't find a teammate
 
48′
Seattle with some early pressure, getting a couple crosses in from Johansson, but Saunders deals with them
 
46′
Underway in the second half
 
45′
Halftime. The Sounders were dominant, but only got the lone goal. A Johnson goal was incorrectly waved off for offside. The home side still down 3-1 on aggregate.
 
44′
Penalty shout for LA. A shot goes off Hurtado's arm, which was hanging alongside his body. Looked close, but we've seen those given before
 
40′
Great work from Keane, cutting back and crossing for Edson Buddle, but the ball is just too high for the striker
 
37′
Seattle still pressuring, but you'd think they would love to make their first half dominance count with another before half. LA would be relieved to go in at 1-0 and make some adjustments
 
32′
Cracking long effort from Alonso, Saunders tips the bouncing strike wide and out for a corner
 
30′
LA trying to gain a foothold, having some decent possession in Seattle's half, but the Sounders have defended well so far
 
26′
Gonzalez has been shaky tonight, but that was an excellent challenge to deny Johnson
 
23′
Zakuani using his pace to good effect tonight, beats Franklin on the left and gets in another dangerous cross
 
19′
Seattle pressuring very high up the pitch and it's paying off so far. The Galaxy look rattled
 
16′
Tiffert finds Montero's head with a driven cross, but the header is right at Saunders. LA defense is reeling right now
 
14′
Immediately, LA strikes back on a counter, as Buddle is given acres of space, but the striker waits too long and allows Seattle's defense to catch up to the play
 
12′
Goal Eddie Johnson
 
12′
That time it counts! Johnson scores to make it 1-0! Off a deflection, Johnson turns Omar Gonzalez and fires home low to the near post. We have a series, folks
 
11′
Goal Seattle! But it's offside! Johnson sweeps home from close range and upon replay, the linesman got it wrong! Wow. Johnson was onside and it should be 1-0
 
9′
Encouraging signs for Seattle in the early going. The Sounders need to press for a goal or two before the half
 
8′
Zakuani shows a burst of the pace that made him so dangerous before his leg break last year. Corner for Seattle.
 
4′
Another chance! Montero finds Johnson behind the LA defense with a great ball, but he blasts over from the top of the box. The Sounders will need to finish those
 
3′
Great work from Montero, beating defenders down the left flank and puts in a dangerous ball that Evans almost flicks home for a goal
 
1′
Here we go, we are underway!
 
 
The big news for LA is Landon Donovan is out of the 18 with an injury. For Seattle, Mauro Rosales could only make the bench, which is a big blow for a team that needs to score at least three times tonight
 
 
Hello all, Seth Vertelney with you here for tonight's Western Conference final second leg between LA and Seattle
 
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Striker
Sporting KC
4 1