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  • April 19, 2014
  • • 10:30 PM
  • • Stubhub Center, Carson, California
  • Referee: Ismail Elfath
  • • Attendance: 7499
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Live Commentary

  • 90' + 5'
    Last few seconds here. There's the final whistle and Seattle has held on for another win on the road.
  • 90' + 3'
    Yellow Card Donny Toia
  • 90' + 3'
    26th foul Chivas has commited. That's a lot by any standard.
  • 90' + 2'
    Substitution L. González Dylan Remick
  • 90' + 1'
    Substitution Obafemi Martins Chad Barrett
  • 90' + 1'
    Martins comes off, another strong showing from him.
  • 90'
    Chivas really pushing to find that second goal and Seattle looks nervous. Not dealing with this well at all.
  • 87'
    A CHANCE FOR CHIVAS!! SAVED... that was probably the chance Chivas would have dreamed of to get a draw out of this, but Seattle escapes.
  • 86'
    Substitution Mauro Rosales L. Moore
  • 86'
    Dempsey doesn't get the foul call he wants and is not too pleased about it. To be fair to him, it's a clear foul that's not called.
  • 84'
    The Dempsey-Martins partnership has clearly come good. This time it's the USA captain breaking through the midlle and slipping a sick little ball into the Nigerian, who has plenty of quality to clip it over the keeper and in for what should be the winner.
  • 81'
    Goal Obafemi Martins
  • 81'
    Clint Dempsey, to Obafemi Martins, and Seattle with a 2-1 lead. These guys are an issue for defenses.
  • 79'
    Substitution E. Torres A. Bautista
  • 79'
    Torres' night has come to an end, so he'll be on six goals.
  • 77'
    Chivas USA really mucking this game up. Not is a way that feel is intentional, or with bad intent, but so many fouls coming.
  • 75'
    Wow, a red card coming out now. Delgado sent off, maybe could be considered a harsh call on the youngster. Just late on a tackle, studs caught his opponent and he's off.
  • 74'
    Red Card Marco Delgado
  • 72'
    Marshall called for a foul on Burling as they both go up for a free kick in the Chivas box.
  • 71'
    Yellow Card Carlos Alvarez
  • 71'
    A little tussle in the midfield, not too much in it, but a card coming to Alvarez.
  • 67'
    Substitution M. Pappa Brad Evans
  • 67'
    Brave Evans coming in for Seattle, that will be a welcome site for Sounders fans.
  • 66'
    Pappa decides it's his time to have a go, and he leaves the shot up over the top. Seattle back to piling the pressure on, but no great chances aside from the last one to Martins.
  • 63'
    Dempsey sets up Martins and he takes it on himself, pulling another shot wide.
  • 62'
    Dan Kennedy is having a nightmare night. Once again his handling is not very good and Neagle's work rate nearly brought about a chance for the Sounders.
  • 58'
    What a miss for Chivas USA, but once again Seattle with a sloppy turnover at the back leading to a great chance for Chivas.
  • 57'
    Yedlin whips in a cross and Martins takes a touch and then tries to turn it home. Pulled the hit wide of the mark.
  • 55'
    Delgado gets a look on a rebound from a cornern but can't keep the volley down. Chivas looking good in the early going of this half.
  • 53'
    Rosales again dashing down the right. His own teammate pulled an extra defender into his path, and that more or less killed the attack.
  • 49'
    Neagle tries to go early with teh cross and Martins can't get to it. This game looks like it could be wide open in this second half.
  • 48'
    Rosales breaking forward. He's been a tough matchup for his old team tonight. Really giving Seattle somethings to think about.
  • 47'
    Seattle off to a fast start but Dempsey with a bit of a sloppy giveaway as the Sounders broke forward, killing off an early move.
  • 46'
    Substitution Andrew-Jean Baptiste Donny Toia
  • 46'
    Sorry for the lack of halftime commentary, we'll make up for it here int eh second half, which is underway.
  • 45'
    That's interesting. A fould called rigth in front of the assistant ref, who never so much as raised his flag, and it leads to a half chance for Dempsey and the end of an entertaining half.
  • 44'
    Another nice move from Chivas USA forced a scramble in front of the Seattle goal. Torres nearly got the final touch, and a foul is called to save the Sounders.
  • 42'
    Chivas with a couple of chances there. Rosales with a great hit from a free kick that gets pushed out and the Sounders failed to get it clear, with the ball back in taking a wicked deflection and going just over the goal.
  • 40'
    While Chivas isn't getting as much of the ball, the home side has looked dangerous on the break, and Seattle has a habit of giving the ball away in bad spots.
  • 35'
    You have to appreciate Martins making a 70 yard run back to cover for Yedlin. Not exactly what you want to see tactically if you're a Sounder fan, but great effort for a forward to cover that defensively.
  • 33'
    Seattel closing the space down quickly on Chivas USA in the midfield now, and the Goats aren't dealing with it particularly well.
  • 31'
    Yellow Card L. González
  • 30'
    That early pressure from Chivas USA seems to be gone now. Seattle moving the ball around well nad creating plenty of chances, much more space opening up.
  • 28'
    Yellow Card Leandro Barrera
  • 27'
    Martins calling for a penalty, not sure, hard to tell if he has a case, but on first look he did.
  • 26'
    Well, the Sounders had been putting the pressure on, but that goal should not have been from a Chivas USA perspective.
  • 24'
    Goal Lamar Neagle
    OH MY AGAIN!!! Kennedy, what a mistake from the Chivas USA keeper. He just flat out dropped the ball, Dempsey just throws it at goal and Neagle bangs it home. 1-1!!
  • 23'
    Now it's Dempsey down the left cutting one across the face of goal where Bocanegra clears. Seattle banging on the door, but so far Chivas has kept it shut.
  • 22'
    Neagle tries to slip Martins through, and it was there again but once again just too much to get control of.
  • 20'
    Decent ball from Pappa there to pick out Martins, who just couldn't take it down off his chest in time to get a crack at goal.
  • 19'
    Torres with a really clever run in behind, Chad Marshall did very well to get across and cover it, but there's the threat on the break.
  • 16'
    Yedlin working down the right throws in a cross that is cleared out for a throw, and the Sounders are showing signs of being dangerous over the last couple minutes.
  • 13'
    First real move forward from the Sounders here in the 13th, with Martins looking for Dempsey and leaving the pass a little long. Those two have seen little of the ball to this point.
  • 10'
    Seattle has yet to really settle in. Chivas doing a nice job of making things tough on the Sounders.
  • 6'
    Well, now the Sounders are in a familiar position, trailing, and you almost feel like they haven't figured out another way to play yet this year.
  • 5'
    Penalty Goal E. Torres
    Torres!! He's level with Dempsey on six goals each... and Chivas USA has a 1-0 lead.
  • 4'
    OH MY!! A PENALTY ALREADY? Chivas USA will have a chance from the spot, and that's a really bad call. Really bad. First off, Alonso gets the ball, secondly contact was made outside the box.
  • 3'
    Chivas off to a good start, moving the ball around well in the early going.
  • 1'
    Seattle moving left to right as I see it, rocking the green and blue stips tonights.
  • 1'
    Here we go!
  • Clint Demspey and Carlos Bocanegra the captains tonight.. former Fulham teammates as well as teammates with the U.S. national team. Will be huge in this game for Bocanegra to keep that Chivas back line organized.
  • Former Seattle star Mauro Rosales will also be on the pitch tonight playing for Chivas USA, just another storyline to keep and eye on as we edge closer to kick off.
  • Tonight's match also features the league's leader in assists in the form of Obafemi Martins, who has really formed a dangerous partnership with Dempsey. If you'd like a little more insight into those two, check out this article a good read while we wait for the match.  http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/4856/keith-hickey/2014/04/18/4759916/the-northwest-passages-the-reinvention-of-obafemi-martins?ICID=SP_HN_1
  • Welcome in to Goal USA's MLS Game of the Week. We've got a showdown between the top two scorers in the league tonight with Clint Dempsey and the Seattle Sounders on the road against Erick Torres and Chivas USA. Stick around as all the action unfolds.