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Sounders vs. Club America, recap: Champions League fun while it lasted

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We don't understand either. Well, we do, we're just disappointed.
We don't understand either. Well, we do, we're just disappointed.
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In a sad repeat of the first leg, the Sounders got the first goal, but could not win. Club America was the stronger side through the match in Azteca. When the final whistle blew they took a 3-1 (5-3 aggregate) win with them. Seattle Sounders FC's CONCACAF Champions League run ends.

Only one minute after Osvaldo Alonso crossed it to Nelson Haedo Valdez, who looked to flick it into a Club America player's butt for the goal (ruled an own goal for now), Club America struck. It was a repeat of leg one. This time with goals in the 41st and 42nd minute. Carlos Darwin Quintero again the culprit.

Sambueza assisted on a second goal (Peralta) just a minute into added time in the first half.

The second half opened with Seattle threatening, and then the America counter attack again crushed them. That third goal ensured that there would be no extra time. Andres Andrade scored in the 50th minute.

Both Clint Dempsey and Nelson Haedo Valdez had a touch that failed them on the evening. Each had chances where they should expect to score. Instead of shooting on goal they tried an extra pass or failed to get the shot off.

Sigi Schmid again used a double sub. Aaron Kovar and Cristian Roldan came on for Jordan Morris and Andreas Ivanschitz at 70'. Darwin Jones replaced Erik Friberg five minutes later.

Seattle was fortunate to come out of the match relatively healthy. Dempsey was kicked in the face. Brad Evans was dropped with a significant blow to the head and later an injury to the leg. Friberg needed to leave after getting Marshall's forearm to his face.

The Pacific Blue uniforms look nice.