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CS Herediano 1-1 Seattle Sounders, Half Time: Early Fredy Montero Goal, Questionable Penalty Have Things Even

The Seattle Sounders have completely controlled things in the first half against CS Herediano and spent the vast majority of the game in the lead, but a highly questionable penalty right at the end of the first half brought the home side level. The Sounders goal came on a lovely little piece of play, Nate Jaqua sliding the final ball into Fredy Montero who drilled a low shot past Daniel Cambronero and into the net. In terms of the run of play the Sounders have been by far the better side, with the home side creating very little and Seattle a constant threat in the attacking phase.

Still, despite their domination of the proceedings the Sounders have not been able to capitalize on the many chances they've created and that came back to haunt them in the 45th minute when Jose Carlos Cancela went down at the very lightest of touches in the box and then (after rolling around on the ground for the better part of a minute in agony) converted the penalty.

If the Sounders can repeat their first half performance in the second 45 minutes, the odds are quite good that they'll come out on top. Still, they'll have to do better in terms of finishing their chances as Herediano has looked dangerous from set pieces and with officiating in CCL games being what it is, the Sounders would do well to take things into their own hands.