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Seattle Sounders vs. San Francisco (CCL): Your Running Commentary

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Just three months after Monterrey was crowned 2010-2011 CONCACAF Champions League champion at Rio Tinto Stadium, the quest for the 2011-2012 crown begins in Panama.

The Seattle Sounders take on San Francisco in the opening leg of their preliminary round tie in Panama City (8 p.m., Fox Soccer Channel). The Sounders will look for a positive result to take into next week's return leg in Seattle, as both teams vie for a chance to compete in Group D along with Monterrey, Comunicaciones and either Herediano or Alpha United.

If you will be watching tonight's match, please feel free to share any thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below. Enjoy the game.

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  • Emerald_City_Jason

    #Sounders line-up v San Francisco (PAN): Keller – Riley, Ianni, Parke, Gonzale – Rosales, Alonso, Friberg, Neagle – Montero, Levesque

    #Sounders subs: Fucito, Fernandez, Scott, Jaqua, Carrsaco, Noonan, Ford. Kick-off in 18 mins. Looking fwd to this one…

    (H/T Arlo White via twitter…

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  • Emerald_City_Jason

    I realize this is a 45-minute drive for SFFC fans, but that place is DESERTED.

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  • slyboy

    $tream hunte r . net

    use your head to put the link together. They got bots looking for links

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  • Emerald_City_Jason

    Wow. Can hear the “C’moooon Seaaaatle/Fight! And Win!” call-and-response at the game. Traveling to Panama for a CCL play-in match? That’s support. And a little nuts.

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  • Emerald_City_Jason

    Goal SF on the PK against the run of play. Tough call. Looked like it was probably correct though.

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  • adub

    glad to see seattle using there good players…. but right now at the 24 minute its hard to really give the edge to either team …. ill say though that i think Seattles class should show in the end…. SF has no crowd support and omg they just called a penalty … it was justified …. and he nails it… tough way to start the CCL here in the USA…. pretty par for course in american soccer lol

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  • jonk

    I was about to facetiously write that I was surprised the Panama team hadn’t already started time wasting…and then, wait, San Francisco player down on the ground away from the play.

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  • Emerald_City_Jason

    Took SSFC 2.5 years to get the scoring swag they displayed the last two months. Did Manchester United just kill it? This final-18 futility looks painfully familiar.

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  • adub

    man seattle seems a little off tonight… i hope someone steps up and puts a good finishing touch on the ball… they are obviously much more talented, but they seem a little tame

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  • DelTogo

    Uhhh, this game in Panama not Seattle. There’s actually a decent amount of away support for the Sounders

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  • Poo

    I don’t know if it’s impressive or pathetic that I can hear seattle fans on the TV, or both.

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  • jonk

    Ever since they exploded for 4 against RBNY (June 23) they’ve averaged a little over 2.5 goals per game in all competitions…so I guess E_C_Jason should have said past month rather than two months.

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  • Emerald_City_Jason

    Just that for a team that for much of its first two seasons went long stretches of seasons really struggling to finish a single goal, they’ve done a much better job finding the back of the net the last two months or so. Three goals against Toronto, Portland, and LA (USOC), and four against the Rapids and Red Bulls, off the top of my head.

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  • Emerald_City_Jason

    Hi,

    SSFC=Seattle Sounders Football Club
    SFFC=San Francisco Football Club

    The game is being played at Panama’s national stadium, which is a 45-minute drive from where SFFC usually plays.

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  • Roger Baddell

    As the NFL players say the lockout is back on, the 49ers have to decided to play world football in Panama. They dont have many fans just yet…

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  • Steven

    Yeah I gotta say that the Panamanian team has looked the more dangerous side. The Seattle midfield has looked awful.

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  • Steven

    Is it really an upset? MLS teams haven’t exactly covered themselves in glory in international tournaments.

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  • Bill

    Same old story for Seattle, lack of finishing and lack of defensive depth without Hurtado. Does Sigi really think this is a complete team???

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  • marco

    Sounders lost to a poor team. Even with major rest they lacked energy. Fox commentator is correct, Montero must play higher. Fucito and El Flaco miss open goals. Way too much back passing on attack.

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  • gene

    In the last 20 minutes of play, the only Seattle player with decent play was Pat Noonan. Very disjointed attack.

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  • chris

    Wow, once again Seattle showing why the Open Cup shouldnt determine a CCL spot. Whole team looked terrible. No urgency, Noonan was the only one that looked like he wanted to win. MLS should be destroying teams like this.

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  • Milton

    noonan blows, couldnt do anything in the end. they need a real striker to pair with Freddy

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  • Kaz

    Expect Sigi to flame out in the CCL and win the US Open Cup once again….I dont understand this man

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  • Paolo

    WTH Cruz azul beat this guys 6-1. Man I think mexican teams don’t take any team in the area seriously.

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  • Dale

    Based on todays performance, Monterrey will once again beat Seattle in both games. They are even stronger than last year with their new signing Cesar Delgado of Olympic Lyon..

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  • sammysounder

    We blew that tactically. All our offense was coming down the wing and looking for the cross. This has never been our primary weapon. Why switch?

    All that said, 1-0 coming back to Royal Brougham . . . we’ll be fine.

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  • Doug

    On the road, a 1-0 loss isn’t a bad result.

    Not a great one, but not an insurmountable result.

    Now, if they play that way in Seattle….

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  • Edwin in LA

    This is a bad result all SF needs is a tie or a 2-1 loss!

    If they score 1t in Seattle they will put a world of pressure on the Sounders, because of the away goal would be killer. They need to take it to them next week and capitalize on goal opportunities EARLY ON!

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  • Fred Garvin

    try and get your game together after traveling for 20 hours and playing in a humid peat bog

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  • marco

    I can accept a bad result, but why a lack of energy? On the broadcast I listened to, you could hear a Sounder assistant yell to a winger, ‘get the f***ing ball’ which was only a few feet away, yet he stubbornly refused to move forward.
    The attack down the wings was futile because neither Sounder striker played high or came into the box.

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  • B

    Marco, I heard that too but to me it sounded an awful lot like Keller screaming it. I’m so sure it was Keller screaming it I would bet a good chunk of $$$.

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