By Kaitlyn O’Rourke
Sunday August 20: 4-3 Win
The Seattle Sounders faced off against Minnesota United just 15 days after their 4-0 rout in Minnesota. This time though; it was a very different story. The Sounders had to fight for this one, they had to come from behind and keep pushing for their well deserved 3 points.
Kelvin Leerdam–Roman Torres–Chad Marshall–Joevin Jones
Ozzie Alonso—Gustav Svensson
Nicolas Lodeiro—Clint Dempsey—Cristian Roldan
Seattle’s shutout streak ended at 421 minutes on a Minnesota goal by Ethan Finley in the 21st minute. Chad Marshall responded 10 minutes later on a cross from Nicolas Lodeiro to even the score at 1-1. The Sounders couldn’t grab a game winner before the 80th minute (this is Seattle after all) which carried the game into what I like to call ice-chewing-nervous-pacing-run-to-the-bathroom-500-times zone.
But, like what always seems to happen (this is Seattle after all) the Sounders got their shot at a game winner in the 94th minute. After a handball in the box, Clint Dempsey scored a PK to keep the unbeaten streak alive (9 games!!)
— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) August 22, 2017
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- I love the Seattle Sounders but they WILL give me a heart attack one day. Evidence: this season Seattle has scored 5 goals after the 88th minute – 4 of those have been to tie or win a game, they’ve scored 3 (3!?) goals in the 94th minute.
Fun Facts and Notes:
- The Sounders are in first place with 40 points!!
- It’s Cascadia Week!! The Sounders play Vancouver Wednesday and Portland Sunday
- I tried to come up with some eclipse humor for this but I couldn’t
- I slipped and busted my hip while I was celebrating last night (Sounders fuzzy socks+hardwood floors=not great)
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