Again it was Alberth Elis that scored first in a match between CD Olimpia and Seattle Sounders FC. This week the Sounders would not mount a comeback. The first half showed two differing styles. The Honduran team would use possession and Seattle would try to pounce on the counter. Both generated opportunities. In the second forty-five those went to more extreme, and less successful for the Rave Green.
Elis' goal came in the 60th minute when a defensive breakdown by Azira forced Perkins to leave his line. The keeper stopped the initial shot, but Alberth was just several yards from goal as the rebound fell into range. His strike entered the empty net.
After falling behind the Sounders looked desperate to find that same magic they had a week ago. Alas, on the road in Central America, the joy was not to be had. Calls were not in their favor, and even the little special moves when Marco Pappa entered the field created awe followed by disappointment.
marco pappa's back, y'all pic.twitter.com/5wn4SRMYWt— Who is Jose Rivera? (@whoisjoserivera) August 27, 2015
Seattle's best opportunity came early in the first half, when Neagle looked to be clear on goal in a one-on-one situation. The referee's whistle stopped the chance.
They said Neagle was offside for this? pic.twitter.com/MGmNfzeKvk— Who is Jose Rivera? (@whoisjoserivera) August 27, 2015
Sounders are still in first place in the Group after the loss. But now must follow the results between the two Vancouver-Olimpia matches. A win against the Whitecaps may not be enough.
Seattle: 1-1-1 with 0 GD
Olimpia: 1-1-0 with 0 GD
Vancouver: 0-0-1 with 0 GD
The first tie breaker is points among tied teams. The second is goal difference between tied teams. The third is away goals among tied teams.