I had just sat down when Jordan Morris jumped in the back pbad to score within 45 seconds of the start.
Next man up
When the lineup was announced one hour before the start, the Sounders could only dress 17 players. They were without six of their 14 most-used players. Handwalla Bwana, Harry Shipp, Jordy Delem and Roman Torres started. To put that in context, they had collectively made zero starts this year until last Saturday. At certain points in today's match, everyone was involved in key points. Bwana was exceptional in tracking down and helping Brad Smith defend Carlos Vela. Delem and Torres were excellent at clearing the problems that LAFC created in the attack positions.
Character of the Sounders
You can say a lot about this week's results being less than ideal from the Sounders' point of view, but you have to bow to the team's ability to organize the performances they did in the second half of the San Jose game and in the LAFC Game. A week ago, LAFC played with the Sounders off the field. Today's game was wild from the start, and the ability of the Sounders to get a performance like that is something that should be admired.
It is never good for a referee to be the main point of conversation in a match. That is exactly what happened today. A lot of discussion will surround the two incidents of the red card, but I thought that Ted Unkel's performance in its entirety was simply bad. And you know what? He too
To be late
It's a kind of cliché at this point where people arrive at their seats late to sporting events, but even if you arrive a minute late, you would have missed this goal.
Most likely, the second one was lost, which also occurred three minutes later.
With Cristian Roldan and Kelvin Leerdam presumably suspended for next week's game against Minnesota United, the Sounders could be without 8 of their 14 most-used players. Now, it's possible that any of the injured Sounders' players can do the lineup next week, but it's definitely a difficult time for the depth of the Sounders. When it rains, it floods.
Now is your turn. What were your winners and losers?