BUENOS AIRES (Feb. 28) -- Seattle Sounders FC got a second-half goal from guest player Diego Ferrerya to earn a 1-1 tie with CenED Rosario at the Argentinos Juniors training grounds on Saturday afternoon.
Ferrerya, a midfielder who plays for local club Tigres, scored less than 8 minutes after coming on as a halftime substitute in left midfield. He finished a 15-yard shot into the upper left corner after taking a squaring pass from Fredy Montero. Stephen King started the sequence by feeding Montero the ball up the right side.
Making his debut in the Seattle central defense was Jhon Kennedy Hurtado. Hurtado, who arrived from Colombia on Wednesday, made several timely tackles in and around the Sounders FC box.
CenED Rosario tied the game in the 53rd minute on a penalty kick.
Chris Eylander played the entire 70 minutes in goal for Sounders FC. Eylander made a diving save to his left in the 16th minute and full-stretch stop to his right in the 63rd.
Seattle meets Velez Sarsfield in the third game of its Argentine tour on Monday morning.
SEA-Ferrerya (Montero, King) 43’
CenED-#11 (no names provided; penalty kick) 53’
Sounders FC Lineup (4-4-2): Chris Eylander; Zach Scott, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Tyson Wahl, Evan Brown; Michael Fucito (Diego Ferrerya 36’), Stephen King, Ryan Caugherty, Roger Levesque; Jeff Clark, Fredy Montero (Ely Allen 54’).
Notes: Joining the team on Saturday was Ely Allen, a former University of Washington midfielder waived earlier in the week by the L.A. Galaxy. Allen arrived about four hours prior to kickoff following an overnight flight from Los Angeles, and he relieved Montero for the final 16 minutes. He played in 12 games, starting 11,and scored one goal for the Galaxy as a rookie last season. He is a Kent native and graduate of Kentridge High School…Seattle’s opening night opponent, the New York Red Bulls, are also training and playing in Buenos Aires. Both teams will attend Sunday’s Argentine first division game between Boca Juniors and Huracan…The final game in the tour is now confirmed. Sounders FC will visit River Plate on Thursday at 3:30 A.M. PT. The flight home is later that night.