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The Seattle Sounders might want to consider opening the website 'WeWinTrophiesToo.com' after defying the odds and traveling cross-country to bring him the first trophy in the Sounders' first season.
Playing without its starting central defense, the Sounders used an overwhelming offense to keep D.C. on its toes before finally breaking through with a pair of second-half goals to score a 2-1 victory and knock off the reigning U.S. Open Cup champions in front of 17,329 at RFK Stadium.
D.C. looked vulnerable from the start but only a stellar first-half performance from goalkeeper Josh Wicks kept D.C. in the match. Wicks quickly turned from hero to goat when he was sent off for stomping on Sounders striker Fredy Montero after Seattle opened the scoring with a Montero finish of a rebound in the 67th minute.
Up a man, Seattle began heaping more pressure on before adding a second goal in the 86th minute on a goal by Roger Levesque courtesy of a pass from Sebastien LeToux.
D.C. United made things interesting in the 88th minute when Clyde Simms finished off the rebound of a free kick to make it 2-1. D.C. never could find the equalizer despite applying heavy pressure.
What did you think of Seattle's title-winning performance? Disappointed with how D.C. United played? Think Wicks just lost his mind on the stomping play, or do you think Wicks made an innocent mistake? Is Sigi Schmid officially the Sir Alex Ferguson of MLS in the trophy-winning department?
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