Seattle beat Herediano on the road a week ago, but last night, fielding a second-choice team at CenturyLink Field, Sounders FC came up short against the Costa Rican side, falling 1-0 on Yosimar Arias’s 25th minute free kick.
Despite the loss, the Sounders (3-0-1) remain in first place in Group D with two games to play.
In Toronto, the home team got another goal from ace designated-player signing Danny Koevermans and held on for a 1-0 win over Tauro FC of Panama. Koevermans has seven goals in eight games for the Reds.
The win was a nice bounce-back from the 4-0 pasting the Reds received at Pumas last Wednesday, and puts them at 2-2-0 with hopes of advancing still very much alive.