Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sounders down Caledonia in CONCACAF play

SEATTLE, Wash. - Andy Rose netted a goal and two assists as Sounders FC defeated Caledonia AIA, 3-1, in the opening round of group play in the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League. Fredy Montero and Sammy Ochoa also scored as Seattle extended its unbeaten streak to eight games (5-0-3) across all competitions. To Continue... Seattle opened up the scoring in the 19th minute when Rose played to Ochoa in the box and the striker put the ball shot past two defenders and the keeper. It was the fourth goal across all competitions in 2012 for Ochoa, who has three goals in U.S. Open Cup play. Montero made it 2-0 in the 30th minute after Cordell Cato made a run up the right side and touched to Rose in the box. The UCLA product then crossed to a wide-open Montero, and the Colombian tapped it past Samuel. Montero now leads the team with 23 points (eight goals, seven assists) across all competitions in 2012. The goal also gives the striker five career in CCL play, tying Mike Fucito for the most in club history. Seattle increased the lead to 3-0 towards the end of the half when Rose picked up his third goal of 2012 across all competitions. Montero's hard shot from 10 yards out was saved by a diving Samuel, but Rose tracked down the rebound and knocked in the score. Reach Aaron Weinberg at