October 18, 2011 in Sports

Sounders lose at home to Monterrey

Associated Press
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CF Monterrey’s Cesar Delgado, second from right, moves the ball through the defense of Seattle Sounders FC’s Erik Friberg, right, and Tyson Wahl, third from right, in the first half of a CONCACAF Champions League soccer match, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in Seattle. Sounders’ Jeff Parke is at left.
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SEATTLE — Cesar Delgado scored on a rebound in the 61st minute, giving CF Monterrey a 2-1 victory against the Seattle Sounders and the Group D title in CONCACAF Champions League play on Tuesday night.

The Rayados finished with 12 points in group play to earn a quarterfinal berth.

Monterrey rebounded from back-to-back losses to Seattle in late August and the Comunicaciones in mid-September that left it on the brink of not advancing.

The Sounders, after winning their first three group games that virtually assured them of a quarterfinal spot, finished second with 10 points.

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