Seattle Sounders v Irons result


Adrian+West+Ham+United+v+Newcastle+United+Jw1KJTafoV5lThe Hammers were beaten 3-0 in their first pre-seson friendly in Seattle during the early hours of this morning – but no surprise there to be honest.

Whilst Seattle Sounders are in the middle of a busy League programme as they bid to reach the play-offs in the Western Championship, the Hammers only returned to work last Friday.

And they have had to cope with a long flight and just a couple of days training before being launched into the game.

www.whufc reports a  42nd-minute penalty won and converted by Sounders striker Herculez Gomez after Adrian had brought down the former United States international, and a quickfire second-half double from leading goalscorer Jordan Morris, put paid to our hopes of getting anything from the game.

West Ham United: Adrian (Spiegel 46), Byram (Feghouli 46), Page, (Cresswell 46), Reid (Henry 46), Rice (Burke 46), Poyet (Nordtveit 46), Noble © (Obiang 46), Browne (Quina 46), Samuelsen (Lanzini 46), Makasi, Carroll (Martinez 46)

A full report on the game can be read at  at

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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