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Seattle Sounders 2-0 DC United, Half Time: Mike Fucito, Alvaro Fernandez Fire Sounders To Half Time Lead

The Seattle Sounders were a bit sloppy at the start of things but as the half ticked along they found their rhythym and two stellar goals have them ahead 2-0 at half. In the early going there was reason some cause for concern where the Sounders were concerned as the disconnection in attack that's been apparent these past two games was in evidence but things tightened up as the half rolled along and the Sounders capitalized twice to give themselves a cushion heading into the break.

Seattle's first came in the 35th minute when Brad Evans headed into space just at the edge of DC United's final third. Mauro Rosales executed a gorgeous dummy and the ball drifted into space for Mike Fucito who used his speed and strength to break through DC United's back line and into space before cooly firing home with his right foot past Joe Willis to give the Sounders a 1-0 lead. The Sounders second would come just before stoppage time, and it was one of the season's best; some fantastic play in the center of the park by Seattle was capped by Alvaro Fernandez who latched onto a brilliant one-two through ball from Mauro Rosales and slid the ball past Willis from the edge of bo to put Seattle ahead by two.

Things are looking good for Seattle as DC has been forced to open up since the Sounders first, giving the home side an opening through the center of United's defense. Still, the visitors are strong enough in attack that the Sounders are still a fair ways from feeling truly comfortable. Despite the Sounders moments of brilliance DCU has looked up for the challenge and are still a very dangerous side. Another goal for Seattle us likely to put things out of reach, but if DCU can regroup and strike first in the second half things could get very interesting.