Sounders beat Dynamo in Open Cup semis, 2-1

Jul 22, 2009, 5:17 AM | Updated: Apr 5, 2011, 9:50 am

Stephen King scored early in the 5 minute of overtime
after Seattle teammate Nate Jaqua had tied the game in the
89th minute, boosting the Seattle Sounders into the U.S.
Open Cup final with a 2-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo
on Tuesday night.

The Sounders, a Major League Soccer expansion team, will
meet defending Open Cup champion D.C. United on Sept. 2 in
Washington. United beat Rochester of the second-tier USL
First Division 2-1 in Tuesday’s other semifinal.

Steve Zakuani set up King’s game-winner, taking the ball
into the penalty area. He passed to the top of the box,
where King drove it into the right corner, past goalkeeper
Tally Hall.

King was happy to see any shot by the Sounders go in as
they outshot Houston 12-0 for the second half, 10-5 during
the 30-minute overtime, and 26-7 for the game.

“Especially the last 20 minutes when we were really
putting it on them and getting chance after chance and it
wasn’t going in, it was getting a little bit frustrating,”
King said. “We showed the last 20 minutes that we were
still going and they were running out of gas.”

Ade Akinbiyi scored in the 32nd minute to give Houston a
1-0 lead. That stood until Jaqua’s shot from 12 yards out,
in the left side of the box, glanced off a Dynamo defender
and into the net in the 89th.

“We were beat up a little bit there at the end,” Dyanmo
coach Dominic Kinnear said of the physical game (40 total
fouls). “I’m disappointed for the guys because they left
it all out there.”

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