Dempsey Scores Pair, but Seattle Draws 2-2 With Club America
SEATTLE (AP) — Clint Dempsey scored in both halves, including a curling free kick just before halftime, but the Seattle Sounders settled for a 2-2 draw with Club America in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday night.
Dempsey scored in the 44th and 52nd minutes, the second goal coming off a corner kick from Andreas Ivanschitz. But Seattle's backline cracked under pressure from Club America and now will go to Azteca Stadium next week with the Sounders likely needing a victory to advance.
Darwin Quintero beat an attempted offside trap to score in the 45th minute just moments after Dempsey's first goal, and Oribe Peralta scored in the 70th minute to get two crucial road goals for the defending CCL champions.