CARSON, Calif. - Pat Noonan scored twice and Lamar Neagle added another goal as Seattle Sounders FC erupted for three early goals before settling for a 3-3 draw with Chivas USA in their final MLS Reserve League match on Sunday at The Home Depot Center's practice field.
Seattle had clinched the West Division with three games remaining and finished the season with a record of 8-1-1.
Michael Seamon assisted on two Sounders FC goals in the first four minutes. Seamon dispossessed an opponent and promptly found Noonan lurking for a header at the far post for the opener. Two minutes later Neagle blasted his team-leading fifth goal of the season, doubling the lead. A cross from Michael Tetteh to Noonan made it 3-nil after 14 minutes.
However the Goats (3-3-4) pulled back two goals before the break. In the 34th minute Estupiñan netted his fifth goal in Reserve League play off a corner kick. U18 academy player Ben Spencer struck in the 42nd minute and Greg Vanney's free kick in the 88th minute enabled Chivas to split the points and finish third in the West.
Chivas USA (3-3-4) vs Seattle Sounders FC (8-1-1)
October 23 2011 - The Home Depot Center - Field 4
Chivas USA 3 - 3 Seattle Sounders FC
SEA - Pat Noonan (Michael Seamon) 2
SEA - Lamar Neagle (Michael Seamon) 4
SEA - Pat Noonan (Michael Tetteh) 14
CHV - Victor Estupiñan (Nicolas Dieuze) 31
CHV - Ben Spencer (Marki Delgado) 42
CHV - Greg Vanney 88
Seattle Sounders FC - 35-Bryan Meredith (GK), 4-Patrick Ianni, 5-Tyson Wahl, 8-Erik Friberg (38-Will Lopez 59), 14-Michael Tetteh, 16-David Estrada, 20-Zach Scott (36-Manny Guzman 74), 22-Michael Seamon, 25-Pat Noonan, 26-Taylor Graham, 27-Lamar Neagle (19-Sammy Ochoa 46).
Substitutes Not Used: 1-Andrew Dykstra
Chivas USA - 30-Sergio Arias (GK), 19-Jorge Flores, 3-Greg Vanney, 2-Andrew Boyens (43-Nelson Akwari 46), 8-Mariano Trujillo, 38- Nicolas Dieuze, 11-Michael Lahoud, 36-Marki Delgado (39-Erik Gonzalez 67), 99-Victor Estupiñan, 26-Ben Spencer (37-Pablo Sandoval 73), 27-Christopher Cortez (24-Pablo Cruz 57)
Substitutes Not Used: 22-Zach Thornton
Referee: Daniel Radford
Referee's Assistants: Cesar Calderon; Christopher Calderon
4th Official: Jonathan Hughes
Time of Game: 1:46
Weather: Overcast and foggy, 63 degrees