Trialist Servando Carrasco tallied a 120th-minute game-winner to help lift the Seattle Sounders to a 1-0 pre-season victory against the Chicago Fire on Saturday. The loss was Chicago's first of the pre-season.
The teams played two 45-minute halves as well as a pre-planned 30-minute third period. Carrasco finished off a Roger Levesque pass in the final seconds of the match, beating Fire goalkeeper Alec Dufty for the winner.
Chicago's defense enjoyed another strong performance, shutting down Seattle's first-team offense during the first 90 minutes of action. The Fire's offensive struggles continued though, with newly-acquired forwards Gaston Puerari and Diego Chaves failing to find the net.
Seattle returns to action Friday against Portland in the first game of the Cascadia Summit before taking on Vancouver on Sunday, March 6th.
Chicago returns to action on Saturday when it takes on Toronto FC in the opening match of the Carolina Challenge Cup in Charleston, South Carolina.
Here are the lineups from Saturday's match:
Chicago Fire: Sean Johnson (Jon Conway 46′, Alec Dufty 91′); Jalil Anibaba (Kwame Watson-Siriboe 77′), Josip Mikulic (Mike Videira 77′), Cory Gibbs (Pari Pantazopoulos 55′); Bratislav Ristic (Yoximar 64′), Baggio Husidic (Corben Bone 64′), Logan Pause (Marko Maric 51′), Marco Pappa (Daniel Paladini 77′), Gonzalo Segares (Michael Muniz 46′, Davis Paul 77′); Diego Chaves (Patrick Nyarko 46′, Martin Rivas 108′), Gaston Puerari (Orr Barouch 46′, Jason Herrick 106′)
Seattle Sounders Kasey Keller (Terry Boss 63′); James Riley (Richard Martinez 71′, Michael Tetteh 114′), Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (Taylor Graham 71′, Patrick Ianni 104′), Jeff Parke (Zach Scott 71′), Leo Gonzalez (Tyson Wahl 71′); Alvaro Fernandez (Trialist 46′, David Estrada 91′), Osvaldo Alonso (Servando Carrasco 71′), Brad Evans (Jonathan Prieto 71′), Steve Zakuani (Miguel Montano 71′), Fredy Montero (Mike Fucito 63′, Roger Levesque 104′), Blaise Nkufo (Pat Noonan 63′, Lamar Neagle 100′)