The Seattle Sounders beat the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday in a match that saw several interesting USMNT-related events occur. Both sides featured forwards on the United States' preliminary 40-man roster for the Copa America with Chris Wondolowski among the league leaders in goals for the Quakes and the tandem of Clint Dempsey and Jordan Morris for the Sounders.
Seattle won 2-0 on the night with a goal a piece from the American internationals. The USMNT's second all-time leading goal scorer, Clint Dempsey, got on the board in the first half with a little help from Morris:
It was the veteran's second goal of the season and it was a pretty good finish all things considered.
In the 84th minute, San Jose were awarded a penalty when Tyrone Mears hauled down Victor Bernardez in the box. Up stepped Wondolowski looking for his league-leading eighth goal of the season. He fooled Stefan Frei, but was unable to beat the post:
Four minutes later, Morris wrapped up the three points for Seattle with his fourth goal in as many matches:
At first look it appears the goalkeeper just let the shot go by. It's not until you see the replay that you realize that Morris has nutmegged the defender with his shot and completely fooled him. Another very nice goal for the youngster that has tied the Sounders' record for goals in a season by a rookie.
It appears as if the two Sounders USMNT forwards are heating up at the right time for Jurgen Klinsmann's liking. Hopefully they're able to sustain this type of form throughout the summer.