MLS Game Summary - Seattle at San Jose|
(Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: San Jose 1, Seattle 0
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Yannick Djalo's goal in the 42nd minute
was the difference as the San Jose Earthquakes claimed a 1-0 win over Seattle
Sounders FC in the inaugural event at Levi's Stadium on Saturday.
Djalo's goal came after a nice ball over the top from Chris Wondolowski, while
San Jose held off a second-half surge from Seattle to collect its second
The result leaves Seattle just two points clear at the top of the Western
Conference ahead of second-place Real Salt Lake, while the Sounders have now
lost three times in their last four fixtures.
Djalo was a handful for Seattle for much of the match and he went close with a
shot from the top of the area in the fifth minute before netting the game's
lone goal a few minutes prior to halftime.
Wondolowski started the move by chipping a ball in behind the Seattle defense
from midfield that allowed Djalo to track it down and roll it underneath on-
rushing goalkeeper Stefan Frei.
Frei had to scramble to keep out a right-wing cross from Djalo in the second
half that nearly snuck inside the near post, while Djalo was played through
the middle of the defense by Wondolowski in the 61st and curled a shot just
wide of the left post.
From there, the Sounders played the majority of the game in San Jose's
defensive third, but goalkeeper Jon Busch prevented the visitors from leaving
the match with a point.
The goalkeeper tipped a header from Kenny Cooper over the crossbar in the 68th
before he needed to parry a well-struck free kick from 30 yards to safety off
the foot of Seattle's Gonzalo Pineda.
Seattle kept pushing and nearly found the equalizer five minutes from time
when a corner kick was driven to the middle of the penalty area for Chad
Barrett to head past Busch, only for Wondolowski to clear the ball off the
goal line, preserving the win.
08/03 00:48:28 ET