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Sounders’ string of wins over MLS clubs in U.S. Open Cup ends before 10,385 at Qwest Field with a 2-1 extra time loss to FC Dallas. After a scoreless 90 minutes, Carolos Ruiz struikes in the first minute of overtime, before an Abe Thompson penalty kick doubles the lead in the 118th. Leighton O’Brien gets a stoppage time consolation goal for Seattle.
Second-half goals from Roger Levesque and Nate Jaqua earn the Sounders a playoff-clinching, 3-2 comeback win at Kansas City. Freddie Ljungberg is a factor in all three Seattle goals and earns two assists. Jaqua nets the game-winner in the 76th minute. A Ljungberg corner kick sets-up Levesque’s goal to knot the score in the 69th minute. Seattle becomes the first expansion team in 11 years to make the playoffs.
Bidding for a fourth straight national women's amateur championship in Houston, Seattle Löwenbräu is dethroned by Dallas Michelob Ladies via penalties (2-2, pks) in the semifinal. Sharon McMurtry and Jan Smisek each scored equalizers for Löwenbräu. Dallas went on to win the title.
Vancouver's North Shore All-Stars defeat Seattle CYO All-Stars, 3-1 (4-2 aggregate), at West Seattle Stadium to retain the Oldershaw Trophy. It's the Canadians' ninth win in 10 years of the series.
Fernando Clavijo becomes head coach of Seattle's expansion entry in the Continental Indoor Soccer League (CISL). Clavijo brings championship playing experience from the indoor game and earlier in the summer represented the U.S. in the World Cup.
Real Salt Lake prevails on penalties to take MLS Cup (1-1 5-4), the first played on artificial turf. Attendance was 46,011 the largest for a final since 2002 and the fourth-largest in League history. The crowd ranks No. 7 for soccer since Qwest Field opened in 2002 and No. 10 in Seattle history.