We share three takeaways from the Seattle Sounders 2-1 win against Real Salt Lake, which clinched a home game in the first round of the MLS playoffs.
So there you have it Seattle Sounders fans – your 100 percent success rate for making the MLS playoffs is intact. Why was everyone so concerned?!
I’m being facetious of course, but in most respects, the Sounders fate had to be decided on the final day of the regular season. It fit the narrative of a very unpredictable, up-and-down campaign for the Rave Green.
In the end, some of the intrigue and panic was taken out of the equation just after half-time. With the Portland Timbers giving up four goals in the first 55 minutes against the Vancouver Whitecaps, the Sounders only had to concentrate on securing a home game in the first round of the playoffs.
And secure it they did, with a win over Real Salt Lake, who were fighting with them for fourth spot in the Western Conference. Here are three takeaways from the Sounders 2-1 victory at CenturyLink Field.