The Seattle Sounders (7-7-6)became the first team in MLS history to overcome a 3-0 deficit in regulation time Wednesday night and sent 42, 714 fans home with one of those, “I can’t believe what I saw memories”, as they beat D. C. United (5-3-12), 4-3 after scoring four second half goals in a span of 28 minutes.
The Sounders back line was lethargic and sleep walked the first 62 minutes of the game. The sleep walking routine saw the visitors take a 1-0 lead after just eight minutes of play. Deshorn Brown was left wide open in front of debutant goal keeper Tyler Miller who was filling for injured Stefan Frei who was suffering from a hip flexor. Ian Harkes made it 2-0 in the 27 minute and you could hear a pin drop in CenturyLink Field as fans playerss and coaches were asking questions of each other.
The question and answer session turned into a downright inquest when Llyod Sam’s right footed shot made it 3-0 after 62 minutes. The three spot deficit inexplicably woke up the Sounders from their sleep walking session and the Rave Green began its historic comeback.
Joevin Jones found Wil Bruin in the D.C United goal box and the prolific scorer found the back of the net to cut the deficit to 3-1 and give Sounder nation some hope. Jones had his second assist of the game when Brad Evans headed the Trinidad and Tobago defenders cross to make it 3-2 and hope turned into wishful thinking. Gustav Svenson tied the game at 3-3 all wishful thinking turned into reason to believe for Sounder Nation. Cristian Roldan put the Sounder ahead at 4-3 and turned CenturyLink into a block party that saw the Green Clad fans high fiving and slapping each other on the back!
The Sounders did receive one scare in the 88th minute when Nicols Lodeiro received a Red car for violent conduct in the 88th minute for kicking D.C. midfielder Marcelo Sarvas. The Sounders were able to hang on to the lead win despite finishing the game with ten players.
The Sounders have a short turn around as they will be back on the pitch Sunday night( 7:30 P.M. ) to host the San Jose Earthquakes.