SEATTLE (AP) — Davy Arnaud caught Seattle goalkeeper Michael Gspurning off his line and scored in the 35th minute, and the Montreal Impact opened the 2013 MLS season with a surprising 1-0 win over the Sounders on Saturday night.
Arnaud and midfielder Felipe connected on a quick counter attack late in the first half after Seattle controlled much of the play. Montreal then withstood the Sounders push for an equalizing goal in the second half to hand Seattle its second loss in a home opener in the five seasons of the franchise.
Arnaud, who scored the first goal in Montreal's history a season ago, got behind Seattle's defense and collected the perfectly measured pass from Felipe. Arnaud then chipped the shot with the outside of his right foot over Gspurning, who had wondered too far away from the goal.