Sounders FC lineup: Kasey Keller, James Riley, Jeff Parke, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Tyson Wahl, Mauro Rosales, Osvaldo Alonso, Erik Friberg, Alvaro Fernandez, Mike Fucito, Fredy Montero.
Real Salt Lake lineup: Nick Rimando, Robbie Russell, Jamison Olave, Nat Borchers, Tony Beltran, Kyle Beckerman, Will Johnson, Andy Williams, Luis Gil, Fabian Espindola, Alvaro Saborio.
Sounders FC bench: Josh Ford, Servando Carrasco, Patrick Ianni, Nate Jaqua, Lamar Neagle, Pat Noonan, Zach Scott.
Real Salt Lake bench: Tim Melia, Jean Alexandre, Arturo Alvarez, Paulo Araujo Jr., Ned Grabavoy, Chris Schuler, Collen Warner.
it's a beautiful 73 degree day here at CenturyLink Field.
Our referee today is Mark Kadlecik. He is assisted by Mike Kampmeinert and James Conlee. The 4th official is Edvin Jurisevic.
The teams are marching out to the field. Seattle is in rave green shirts and socks with blue shorts. RSL is in red shirts, shorts and socks.
Seattle will take the opening kick, attacking the Brougham End.
And we are under way from CenturyLink Field.
2: Mike Fucito finds Fredy Montero in the box and he plays the ball back out to the left side where Tyson Wahl sends a cross in, but it sails over the crossbar for a goal kick.
3: RSL is scolded by the referee already for their persistent fouling of Mauro Rosales and timewasting.
5: Great play by Seattle as James Riley plays the ball off the seat of his pants to find Mauro Rosales. Rosales plays a 1-2 with Alvaro Fernandez, then finds Mike Fucito in the box, but his touch rolls to Nick Rimando for the stop. Good connecting play by Seattle.
6: Jhon Kennedy Hurtado is whistled for a foul in a dangerous area, but Kyle Beckerman misses high on the free kick.
7: A lot of excitement here at CenturyLink. Mauro Rosales gets away up the right side and sends a ball to the far post that RSL has to play away for a corner kick. Off the corner, Osvaldo Alonso gets a shot from distance, but Nick Rimando picks it off.
The crowd is waving mini American flags and chanting USA. Very cool moment.
12: Will Johnson does well to get the ball from Mauro Rosales in a double team, but then plays a long ball for Fabian Espindola, who stopped just beyond midfield while the ballskipped into the box.
The goal is credited as an own goal.
16: Mike Fucito is taken out in the box by Robbie Russell and Seattle is awarded the penalty.
17: Mauro Rosales shoots to the left and Nick Rimando dives to the right, but Rosales misses wide.
19: Alvaro Saborio comes in with elbows high to take out Alvaro Fernandez, but no foul is called.
19: Tony Beltran goes in hard on James Riley against the sideline and picks up a yellow card on the play.
22: Alvaro Saborio gets a shot in the box, but it's defended off his foot and Seattle goes the other way.
25: Will Johnson gets away up the left side, but Kasey Keller snares his shot.
27: Fredy Montero heads a ball down and James Riley comes on hard for the shot in the box, but it's deflected away by Jamison Olave for a corner kick.
28: Fredy Montero gets his head to a Mauro Rosales corner kick, but misses just wide for a goal kick.
30: Erik Friberg is taken out from behind by Fabian Espindola. After the ball is played out by Seattle, the referee runs to Friberg, then to Espindola, but no punishment is levied.
31: Servando Carrasco subs on for the injured Erik Friberg.
33: Alvaro Fernandez darts past Robbie Russell up the left side, but knocks the ball away for a goal kick.
Erik Friberg suffered a right hip injury.
35: Another hard foul by Tony Beltran knocks Mauro Rosales out against the sideline. Beltran is shown his second yellow card, resulting in a red card ejection.
38: Servando Carrasco is shown a yellow card after a collision at midfeild with Will Johnson.
39: Jhon Kennedy Hurtado is shown a straight red card when the referee rules that that he elbowed Alvaro Saborio in the face. Saborio takes a pretty clear dive on the play and is beind admonished by the Sounders players on the field.
42: Fabian Espindola spirals to the ground and takes a dive, drawing the ire of James Riley.
45: Robbie Russell knocks a ball away from Alvaro Fernandez for a corner kick.
46+: Jamison Olave shoves Mike Fucito to the ground after he gets out in front of the defender going after a ball by Osvaldo Alonso. No call though and Salt Lake knocks the ball the other way.
There is the halftime whistle and the two teams go into the break even at 1-1.
Halftime stats - Shots: Sounders FC 6, RSL 4. SOG: Sounders FC 3, RSL 1. Fouls: Sounders FC 7, RSL 8. Offside: Sounders FC 2, RSL 1. Corner kicks: Sounders FC 5, RSL 0. Saves: Sounders FC 1, RSL 2.
46: Chris Schuler subs on for Luis Gil at the half.
47: Mike Fucito backs into Jamison Olave, who apparently twists his knee on the play, but Fucito is called for a phantom foul on the play as Olave went down like a ton of bricks on contact from the 5-9, 165 pound Fucito.
48: Fabian Espindola gets into the box, but his shot goes wide of the near post for a goal kick.
49: Nick Rimando gets his glove to a Mauro Rosales cross to knock it away from Alvaro Fernandez.