45: Fredy Montero lobs a free kick into the box, but it goes away for a goal kick ... right as the whistle sounds for halftime.
Tally Hall has yet to allow a goal in six preseason games. Montero's volley nearly ended that run.
Pretty good, to be honest. He's definitely a vocal element to the midfield.
(Figured I'd include the dissenting opinion too)
I agree ... yes they are.
They are a tough combination to crack.
Josh Ford is in net for Kasey Keller to start the second half. It looks like Houston may be going with a whole new lineup.
Houstons lineup: Tyler Deric, Jordan Graye, Eddie Robinson, Jermaine Taylor, Mike Chabala, Francisco Navas Cobo, Lovel Palmer, Alex Dixon, Corey Ashe, Brian Ching, Jason Garey.
48: Lovel Palmer shoots and misses just over the crossbar for a goal kick.
48: Jeff Parke makes two sliding stops to stop the Houston attack.
52: Brian Ching tries to pass into the box, but Jeff Parke defends it away again.
Of the drafted players, I've really liked the two keepers. Carrasco played very well yesterday, too.
54: Mike Chabala takes down Alvaro Fernandez for a foul at midfield on the right side.
Read the blog at SoundersFC.com for the statement about Forlan.
56: Great run by Steve Zakuani up the left side and he finds Fredy Montero for a header, but Tyler Deric makes the save after initially stumbling on it a touch.
Great opportunity from Seattle, though.
I think the plan was to go yesterday, but we've scratched that plan.
61: O'Brian White is tackled in the box to earn a PK. The ref takes a minute to make the call, but eventually rewards the penalty.
63: New lineup for Seattle. Ford, Richard Martinez, Taylor Graham, Leone Cruz, Michael Tetteh, Roger Levesque, Servando Carrasco, Jonathan Prieto, Miguel Montano, Pat Noonan, Lamar Neagle.
68: Seattle lays the pressure in the offensive end, but can't get a shot out of it. Jonathan Prieto sends a cross from the left side, but it goes away for a corner.