The Seattle Sounders played their worst first half of the season and followed that lackluster performance with their best second half of the season. Yes, it was that kind of a game.
Depending on who you ask, Saturday nights 3-3 draw between the Seattle Sounders and the New England Revolution at CenturyLink Field was memorable. For the visiting the Revolutionary it was an unforgettable night. An MLS team that blows a three-goal lead in a matter of 13 minutes would soon forget that train wreck and move on to the next stop.
The visitors from New England were gifted a 1-0 lead 15 minutes into the contest when Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei let a long distance shot from Daigo Kobayashi squeak between his legs.
What looked like a harmless professional mistake by Frei turned into a severe blow ten minutes later when New England doubled it’s lead when Juan Agudelo headed across from Kelyn Rowe into the back of the Sounder’s net for the 2-0 lead. Eight minutes into the second half, Agudelo scored his second goal of the game and made it 3-0 and gave the visitors what looked to be an insurmountable lead.
While they were down, the Sounders never gave up and their 75% ball possession advantage finally paid dividends when in the 74th minute when Nicolas Lodeiro gave the home side its first goal of the game. Wil Bruin gave the team and the fans reason to believe ten minutes later when he narrowed the deficit to just one goal when he headed a Joevin Jones cross past Revs goalkeeper Cody Crooper.
The Sounders continued to pressure the Revs defense and the comeback was complete four minutes later when Osvaldo Alonso headed home the equalizer after a header pass from Gustav Svensson in the 87th minute.
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While the Sounders comeback earned them a point, coach Brian Schmetzer was upset that the team puts it’s self such a predicament.