Full time: After trailing 2-0 nearly halfway through the second half, the Seattle Sounders rose through the ages to win their second consecutive MLS Cup Final. Will Bruen started a comeback in the 75th minute; Raul Ruydiaz equalized in the 89th minute. Gustav Svensson grabbed the win in the 94th minute.
It was the first time the Saunders erased a multi-goal deficit in a playoff game and it was their eighth consecutive victory after the season. They have now also won 15 games in a row at home.
The Saunders will now face Columbus Crew in the Major League Soccer Cup on December 12th.
Votes 3, United 2: Gustav Svensson scored the winning goal in the 94th minute, with Nicolas Lodero’s corner header. Saunders wiped out a 2-0 lead in the second half to get him out.
Votes 2, United 2: Raؤولl Ruydiaz brought his team back from a 2-0 run, scoring the equalizer in the 89th minute when he picked up the ball in the back column from a corner kick. It was his ninth goal in the playoff match.
Votes 1, united 2Kaito: Just when the match started to roll back, Will Bruen fell back in the 75th minute to keep the game alive. Bruin grabbed a shot by Raul Royce and beat Dane St. Clair into the far corner.
Votes 0, united 2: About a minute after Jordan Morris fired a shot off the post, United backed out and scored with a well-designed free kick. Emmanuel Renoso hit a superb free kick and found Buckeye DiBase’s header, who easily beat Stephan Frye.
VAR DISALLOWS EQUALIZERRal Ruydiaz seemed to equalize in the 54th minute but was rejected when it was deemed he had mistaken Michael Boxal in the crowd.
Half the timeThe Saunders team created some chances, but eventually entered the first half 1-0 after a wonderful free kick by Emmanuel Reynoso from 30 yards. Shane O’Neill and Alex Roldan both received yellow cards, which may force Brian Schmitzer to consider some changes.
Votes 0, United 1: Emmanuel Reynoso fired a superb free kick from about 30 yards in the 29th minute to lead the Lones to an early lead. Shane O’Neill was somewhat fortunate not to receive a red card due to the error that led to it.
Well now is the time. Seattle Sounders in the Western Conference Final and their opponents Minnesota United. The Sounders are here by sending FC Dallas and LAFC. The Lons scored the same, 3-0 against Colorado Rapids and Sporting Kansas City en route to their first-ever conference final.
The underdog combo definitely applies to Adrian Heath as he faces the Sounders. He’s 0-7-1 against the Saunders all the time, with his teams only managing four goals – and no more than one – in those eight matches. Seems he likes the title, so we’ll see how that works for him tonight.
Outside: Danny Leva (M) – right-hand quadruple bloodline
Outside: Tyler Miller (goalkeeper) – a hip injury
Out: Ike Opara (MD) – undisclosed injury
Outside: Luis Amarella (F) – ankle injury
Out: Sam Glidedle (D) – An undisclosed injury
OUTSIDE: Kevin Bartida (M) – Undisclosed injury
Referee: Ismail Elfath
Assistant Referees: Cory Rockwell, Cameron Blanchard
Fourth official: Joseph Dickerson
Where: Timothy Ford
Date / time of the matchMonday, December 7 at 6:30 pm
Streaming online: Fubo TV (Affiliate link)
English National Television: FS1 (Strong, Holden)
Spanish National TelevisionFox Sports
Local Radio: 950 KJR-AM Seattle (Johnson, Weber)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1 360 am (Rodriguez, Macheda, Tapia)
Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.
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