February 14, 2009 12:20 PM
Posted by Jose Romero
Temperatures in the low 40s, clear sky.
Field: Soft grass
Sounders FC: GK Kasey Keller, LB Nathan Sturgis, LCB Tyson Wahl, RCB Taylor Graham, RB James Riley, LM Steve Zakuani, LCM Osvaldo Alonso, RCM Brad Evans, RM Sebastien Le Toux, F Fredy Montero, F Nate Jaqua
San Jose Earthquakes: GK Joe Cannon, LB Eric Denton, LCB Jamil Robert, RCB Ryan Cochrane, RB Tim Merritt, LM Darren Huckerby, LCM Ramiro Corrales, RCM Ned Grabavoy, RM Shea Salinas, F Cam Weaver, F Ryan Johnson
Sounders FC: GK Kasey Keller, LB Nathan Sturgis (Zach Scott, 60), LCB Tyson Wahl (Kyle Schmid, 60), RCB Taylor Graham (Patrick Ianni, 60), RB James Riley (Evan Brown, 60), LM Steve Zakuani (Roger Levesque, 60), LCM Osvaldo Alonso (Stephen King, 60), RCM Brad Evans (Ryan Caugherty, 60), RM Sebastien Le Toux (Sanna Nyassi, 60), F Fredy Montero (Jeff Clark, 60), F Nate Jaqua (Vini Oliveira, 60)
San Jose Earthquakes: GK Andrew Weber, LB David Hayes, LCB Nick Garcia, RB Alex Zotinka, RCB Kelly Gray, LM Simon Elliott, LCM Inigo Idiakez, RCM Shea Salinas (Alfonso Motagalvan, 70), RM Arturo Alvarez, F Quincy Amarikwa (Pablo Campos, 61), F David Somma
San Jose Earthquakes
Ryan Johnson, 7
Ryan Johnson, 22 (Cam Weaver)
Quincy Amarikwa, 46 (unassisted)
Seattle Sounders FC
Fredy Montero, 11th minute (Nate Jaqua)
Fredy Montero, 44th minute (Sebastien Le Toux)
S- James Riley caution, 33
SJ - Inigo Idiakez caution, 90
Sounders FC suffered their first loss of the preseason Friday night in the 2009 Central Coast Showcast at Alex G. Spanos Stadium on the campus of Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo. Seattle got two goals from Fredy Montero, but the San Jose Earthquakes got two from Ryan Johnson and a third from Quincy Amarikwa to drop Sounders FC 3-2.
In the seventh minute, Shea Salinas got through the Seattle defense and passed into the box to Johnson. Seattle goalkeeper Kasey Keller deflected his shot into the air, but not enough to keep it out of the net and San Jose took a 1-0 lead.
Sounders FC knotted it up in the 11th minute, making one of their many runs up the right side when James Riley led Nate Jaqua on a run and Jaqua sent a cross into the box, where Montero went into a slide and flicked the ball into the net to even the score 1-1.
The Earthquakes regained the lead in the 22nd minute, when Seattle University product Cam Weaver sent a pass to Johnson deep in Seattle's box. Johnson turned and popped a shot past Keller to take a 2-1 lead.
Johnson nearly netted a hat trick, carrying the ball to the left side before blasting a shot into the crossbar in the 31st minute.
Seattle made several runs and created opportunities, but weren't able to even the score until Sebastien Le Toux whipped a cross from the right side, leading Montero into a dive for a header, knocking in his second goal of the game to tie the game 2-2.
The 44th minute goal appeared to give Seattle momentum going into the second half, but the Earthquakes jumped out in front right away after the start of the half.
Amarikwa jumped out on a run up the right side and took a shot that Keller dove for and popped it into the air. The ball fell in the middle of the box and Amarikwa retrieved it in front of the open net and knocked it in to take a 3-2 lead in the 46th minute.
Seattle made some late-game runs, but couldn't tie up the score, ending the California leg of training camp with a 3-2 loss, dropping their preseason record to 3-1. The Sounders FC return to training camp on Wednesday at Qwest Field. They will play a preseason game against University of Portland on Friday, Feb. 20, in Portland and another on Sunday, Feb. 22 against the Vancouver Whitecaps at Qwest Field. That precedes the Argentina leg of training camp, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 25, where they will play three games in preparation for the March 19 season-opener against the New York Red Bulls at Qwest Field.
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