Seattle Sounders FC beat Santos Laguna 2-1 in the first leg of a home-and-home aggregate series. The Sounders put pressure on the Santos defense all game. David Estrada scored the game's first goal in the 12th minute off a pass delivered perfectly by Fredy Montero. Santos' Herculez Gomez (great name!) scored an equalizer with a nifty goal in the 61st minute. Just two minutes later, however, Brad Evans put the Sounders up for good, scoring on a header off a Mauro Rosales free kick. The Sounders stayed aggressive the entire game, remarkable as it was their first game of the season. Santos Laguna is in the middle of their Mexican League season. The second leg of the series will be next Wednesday, March 14, from Torreon, Mexico. The game starts at 5:00 p.m. PST and airs on Fox Soccer Channel and 97.3 FM. Go Sounders!