FC Dallas eliminated from US Open Cup by Seattle

FC Dallas was knocked out of the 2011 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup on Tuesday night by Seattle Sounders. Fredy Montero scored the lone goal in 40th minute of the 1-0 Sounders win at StarFire Sports Stadium in Tukwila, Washington.

Andrew Jacobson started in the back line for FCD, despite the return of George John to FCD. John came on at half time for Daniel Cruz, who had been carded, with Coach Schellas Hyndman shifting Jacobson into midfield. The changes at halftime solidified the Dallas defense and the addition of Jacobson to midfield helped FCD get forward more but the Red Stripes were unable to score.

The Seattle goal come on a pass from Alvaro Fernandez, who found Montero at the top of the box. Montero faked right to make space and shot back to the left side for a well placed goal.

FC Dallas returns to action against Tigres UNAL this Saturday at Pizza Hut Park.

Attendance: 4,593

Scoring Summary:

SEA – Fredy Montero (Alvaro Fernandez) 40

Misconduct Summary:

DAL – Daniel Cruz (caution; reckless foul) 12

DAL – Daniel Hernandez (caution; dissent) 22

SEA – Leo Gonzalez (caution; tactical foul) 35

SEA – Brad Evans (caution; reckless tackle) 58

DAL – Ricardo Villar (caution; reckless tackle) 63

DAL – Maicon Santos (caution; dissent) 63

DAL – Daniel Hernandez (ejection; violent conduct) 94+

FC Dallas – Kevin Hartman, Jair Benitez (Jack Stewart 89), Andrew Jacobson, Ugo Ihemelu, Jeremy Hall, Brek Shea, Ricardo Villar (Jackson 64), Daniel Hernandez, Daniel Cruz (George John 46), Marvin Chavez, Maicon Santos.

Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Victor Ulloa, Andrew Wiedeman, Bobby Warshaw.

TOTAL SHOTS: 14 (Marvin Chavez 6); SHOTS ON GOAL: 1 (Maicon Santos 1); FOULS: 14 (5 tied with 2); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 4 (Daniel Hernandez 2, Ricardo Villar 2); SAVES: 3 (Kevin Hartman 3)

Seattle Sounders FC – Kasey Keller, Zach Scott, Jeff Parke, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Leo Gonzalez, Mauro Rosales, Osvaldo Alonso, Brad Evans, Alvaro Fernandez (Lamar Neagle 84), Fredy Montero (James Riley 89), Pat Noonan (Mike Fucito 66).

Substitutes Not Used: Josh Ford, Erik Friberg, Mike Fucito, Nate Jaqua, Lamar Neagle, James Riley, Tyson Wahl.

TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (3 tied with 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Brad Evans 2); FOULS: 16 (Leo Gonzalez 4); OFFSIDES: 2 (Fredy Montero 1, Pat Noonan 1); CORNER KICKS: 4 (Mauro Rosales 4); SAVES: 1 (Kasey Keller 1)

Referee: Hilario Grajeda

Referee’s Assistants: Mike Rottersman, Paul Scott

4th Official: Jeff Hosking

Time of Match: 1:53

Weather: Partly Cloudy, 68 degrees