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Making his first start in more than two months, Román Torres heads home the winner and controls air traffic in front of Seattle's goal during a vital 1-0 victory over Minnesota United. The win, coming on the final day of the regular season in front of 47,297 at CenturyLink Field, earns the Sounders the West's No. 2 seed. It's also Osvaldo Alonso's first visit to Seattle since signing with the Loons in January. A searching, long cross from Joevin Jones finds Torres for a running header that flies into the net off newly-close-cropped skull the 29th minute. Torres, who has just returned from a 10-match suspension for violating MLS substance-abuse policy.
Michelle Akers-Stahl collects her 55th international goal as the USWNT defeats Canada, 3-0, in Pontiac, Mich. Akers-Stahl assists on Joy Fawcett's second score and then adds her team's third in the 57th minute. The match is the first for women played on a grass surface in the Silverdome, which will use natural turf for 1994 World Cup games.
Todd Schulenberger and his Washington State staff are named the NCAA Division I Coaching Staff of the Year by the United Soccer Coaches. Schulenberger guided the Cougars to their first College Cup, falling to No. 2 North Carolina in the semifinals. Earlier in the month, senior Morgan Weaver was named a third team All-American after scoring 14 goals and five assists.
Gabriela Pelogi strikes the decisive blow, scoring a golden goal with six minutes left in overtime to fuel No. 12 Western Washington's third straight GNAC championship, 1-0 over Concordia at Portland. The defending NCAA champion Vikings avenge their only regular season loss reach the Division II tournament for the sixth straight year.
For the first time the United States National Team hosts a match in the Pacific Northwest. The USMNT faces Poland, winner of the 1972 Olympic Games and third in the 1974 World Cup. Seattle’s Hank Liotart starts in midfield and both Dave D’Errico and Tim Logush feature in the 4-0 defeat before 13,195.
A goal by sophomore Stirling Russell in the dying seconds of the first half stands up for Interlake's first state championship victory. The Saints blank Garfield, 1-0, at Sparks Stadium for the boys' 3A crown. Russell finishes an impressive foray up the right side with an 11-yard shot from a tough angle with five seconds left in stoppage time. Interlake's best previous state finish had been 4A runner-up in 1984.