Five second-half goals propel Sounders over Cal FC in Open Cup

TUKWILA, Wash. – Osvaldo Alonso and Fredy Montero each scored a brace as Sounders FC defeated Cal FC, 5-0, in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Starfire Sports Stadium on Tuesday night. Andy Rose added a goal and an assist as Sounders FC secured a spot in the quarterfinals.

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Andy Rose scored in a second-straight USOC match for the Sounders. (Rick Morrison file photo)

Seattle will play the San Jose Earthquakes in the quarterfinals on Tuesday, June 26. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. PT at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco, Calif. The Earthquakes defeated the Minnesota Stars, 1-0 in fourth round.

After a scoreless first half, Seattle got on the board in the 50th minute when a Montero shot was blocked in the box by a defender’s arm. Alonso stepped up and converted the penalty kick low and to the left past Cal FC keeper Derby Carillo.

Montero doubled the lead in the 58th minute. Cordell Cato made a run up the right side and sent a cross into the box to a streaking Montero, who finished inside the far post.

Cato has now recorded an assist in his first two starts for Sounders FC after he set up Alonso’s goal against the Atlanta Silverbacks in the third round.

Wilson Tsoi Match Photos at

Ozzie Alonso scored a ‘wonder goal’ as Seattle outstead the Cal FC amateurs. (Wilson Tsoi)

Rose scored in his second straight match when he knocked in the ball from six-yards out following a scrum in the box in the 66th minute.

Just two minutes later, Montero took a free kick from 20-yards out near the left sideline that bent around the defense and inside the far post.

With the brace, Montero is now tied with Nate Jaqua for the most Open Cup goals in club history with seven.

Alonso scored again just two minutes later when he blasted a shot from 30-yards out that dipped under the crossbar and over the outstretched arm of Carillo.

The match marked the first time that two Sounders FC players scored multiple goals in a game.

This marks the second consecutive game that Seattle has scored five goals. The team set a club record for quickest five goals in club history at 20 minutes, edging out the third round performance last week when Seattle scored five in 22 minutes. It was also the first time that Sounders FC scored five goals in one half.

Seattle will return to MLS play on June 16 when the Rave Green visits the Montreal Impact. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. PT.

Scoring Summary:

SEA – Osvaldo Alonso (PK) 50′

SEA – Fredy Montero (Cordell Cato) 58′

SEA – Andy Rose (Alex Caskey) 66′

SEA – Fredy Montero 68′

SEA – Osvaldo Alonso (Alex Caskey) 70′

Ozzie is hoisted by mates after his goal. (Wilson Tsoi)

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