Sammy Ochoa (Photo Courtesy of Seattle Sounders FC)
The victory certainly didn't come easily, despite the Sounders having the better of play. Seattle was forced to overcome two different deficits before Ochoa put the Sounders ahead to stay with a 70th minute strike off an assist from Andrew Duran. Ochoa's first goal also gave the Sounders a brief lead in the first half, but Juan Pablo Angel converted a penalty eight minutes later to tie the score.
Cordell Cato and Andy Rose also scored goals for the Sounders, who scored more goals in this game (four) than they had in their three previous games combined (one). Roger Levesque, Michael Seamon and Servando Carrasco also picked up assists.
Lineups and stats after the jump:
SEA - Cordell Cato 1 (Roger Levesque 1) 12
SEA - Sammy Ochoa 1 (Michael Seamon 1) 31
CHV - Juan Pablo Angel 1 (unassisted) 39
CHV - Casey Townsend 1 (Juan Pablo Angel 1) 59
SEA - Andy Rose 1 (Servando Carrasco 1) 62
SEA - Sammy Ochoa 2 (Andrew Duran 1) 70
Chivas USA - Tim Melia, Carlos Torres (Mario Ledesma 35), Scott Gordon, John Valencia, Jorge Villafaña (Gerardo Torres 67), Marky Delgado, Blair Gavin (Erick Gonzalez 65), Laurent Courtois, Casey Townsend, Cesar Romero, Juan Pablo Angel (Victor Chavez 63)
Subs not used: Patrick McLain, Jorge Marquez, Javier Mena
Seattle Sounders - Bryan Meredith, Roger Levesque, Andrew Duran, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Marc Burch, Michael Seamon, Servando Carrasco, Andy Rose, David Estrada (Alex Caskey 58), Cordell Cato, Sammy Ochoa (Sean Morris 90)
Subs not used: Steve Spangler, Jonathan Prieto, Armando Ochoa.
SEA - Servando Carrasco (caution, foul) 10
CHV - Cesar Romero (caution, foul) 45
SEA - Roger Levesque (caution, foul) 67
CHV - Gerardo Torres (caution, foul) 90+
Referee: Daniel Radford
Referee's Assistants: Steve Elliot, Bernhard Hosu
4th Official: Jose Pacheco
Time of Game: 1:50
Weather: Cloudy, 62 degrees