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Mixed Weekend For MLS Against European Opposition

HDR1 - Qwest Field, Seattle Sounders (fisheye)It was a mixed weekend for Major League Soccer as the Seattle Sounders lost to Celtic 2-1, while the San Jose Earthquakes drew 0-0 with Spurs.

The Earthquakes versus Tottenham game was played in front of a record capacity crowd of 10,712 at Buck Shaw Stadium, and the fans saw plenty of action, if not any goals, as both teams combined for 31 shots on goal.

San Jose was by far the better team, forcing Spurs goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini to make six saves, including two in the final three minutes as Spurs looked like they were still suffering from jet lag.

Glasgow Celtic got their first victory in their North America tour as they beat Seattle 2-1 in front of 45,631 spectators at Quest Field. Goals from Georgios Samaras and Patrick McCourt outdid a second half strike from David Estrada.

Seattle played a man short for over an hour due to a terrible referring decision by Paul Ward. After only 29 minutes, Seattle goalkeeper Terry Boss tripped Samaras in the box in the 29th minute. While the ball rolled into the back of the net, referee Paul Ward awarded a penalty kick and sent off Boss instead of playing the advantage ending this game as any sort of contest.

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