SAN JOSE, Calif. - Michael Tetteh came off the bench to break a scoreless draw, striking an 87th-minute game winner to give Sounders FC a 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes in Sunday's Reserve League match at the Nutrilite Training Facility.
Tetteh, who entered the match in the 62nd minute, gave Seattle a win in its Reserve League opener. He cut in from the left, took a friendly bounce off an Earthquakes defender while trying to dribble to the right and then unleashed a shot that whizzed through the legs of center back Brad Ring and into the net past a diving Quakes keeper Andrew Weber.
Weber made several quality stops for San Jose and finished with seven saves in his second Reserve League start. Terry Boss needed one save to earn the shutout for Seattle.
Both sides had their chances at goal with a narrow 13-11 shot advantage for Seattle, but Sounders FC finished with an 8-1 advantage in attempts on goal.
Sounders FC hosts Chivas USA on May 9 at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Wash. First kick is 7 p.m.
SEA - Michael Tetteh 1 (unassisted) 87
SEA - Roger Levesque (Caution; Persistent Infringement) 39;
SEA - Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (Caution; Game Disrepute) 52;
SJ - Matt Luzunaris (Caution; Game Disrepute) 52;
SEA - David Estrada (Caution; Intentional Handling) 88
San Jose Earthquakes - Andrew Weber, Steven Beitashour, Ike Opara (James Callahan 64), Bobby Burling, Justin Morrow, Brad Ring, Anthony Ampaipitakwong (David Frank 30), Rafael Baca, Matt Luzunaris, Yuri Morales (Nick Lima 73), Jesus Padilla.
Shots: 11; Shots on Goal: 1; Saves: 7; Fouls: 12; Offsides: 0; Corners: 3.
Seattle Sounders FC - Terry Boss, Roger Levesque, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Tyson Wahl, Zach Scott, Lamar Neagle (Pat Noonan 80), Servando Carrasco, Mike Seamon, Miguel Montano (Michael Tetteh 62), Nate Jaqua (Taylor Graham 55), David Estrada.
Shots: 13; Shots on Goal: 8; Saves: 1; Fouls: 19; Offsides: 6; Corners: 4.