Pat Onstad deserves a medal. Keeping two own goals out. The second one was a sequence of goal line saves in the 42nd minute as Freddie Ljungberg’s free kick was helped along by Ricardo Clark with Onstad backpedaling to parry it out before it crossed the goal line and then falling down to bat the ball away from Fredy Montero’s opportunistic foot.
Brian Ching scored the goal in 96th minute as the Sounders were unable to clear Mike Chabala’s cross which hit Brian Mullan fortuitously in the arm straight to Brian Ching who volleyed it past Kasey Keller. However, Sounders came close to equalizing when Ljungberg with a long range effort from the left almost sneaked the ball past Onstad who again managed to keep it out.
Most of the Dynamo’s attack originated down the right with Dominic Oduro proving to be a handful.
The Sounders were beaten but the huge positives are its memorable entry into the MLS and the devout and passionate home fans. They have energized the league. Sigi Schmid will be back and the Sounders will only get better.