By FRANCO PANIZO
The Seattle Sounders can't catch a break even in friendlies.
The Sounders lost their high-profile friendly against Celtic, 2-1, on Sunday in front of 45,631 spectators at Quest Field. Goals from Georgios Samaras and Patrick McCourt outdid a second half strike from David Estrada, but it was the opening goal that marred the match.
Seattle goalkeeper Terry Boss tripped Samaras in the box in the 29th minute, and while the ball rolled into the back of the net, referee Paul Ward awarded a penalty kick and sent off Boss instead of playing the advantage much to the dismay of both teams.
Playing with a man down for an hour, Seattle was able to pull one back as Estrada netted against American goalkeeper Dominic Cervi.
The Seattle-Celtic match wasn't the only international friendly played this past weekend. The San Jose Earthquakes held Tottenham to a scoreless draw in front of a record capacity crowd of 10,712 at Buck Shaw Stadium.
Despite the game ending scoreless, there were 31 combined shots in an open affair that was easy on the eye.
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