Brek Shea mainly knows Seattle Sounders FC's Zach Scott as "Zach Scott, the man who shuts down Brek Shea." Sounders fans know him as the longest tenured Sounder and his ability to stick like glue on defense to opposing forwards. Add to that legend his ability this season to come up with some big time goals via his cultured forehead.
Sounder at Heart's own Dave Clark mirrored this Zach Scott goal in his "Moments of 2012" awards post and will stand out as one of the top goals and moments of the season for me as well. We all are well aware of the story of the Western Conference Finals and how we arrived at the moment needing three goals just to stay alive. With time slowly running out on the match and season, Christian Tiffert took the corner kick and Zach Scott made his near post run. Flashing in front of Edson Buddle, Scott made a near perfect diving header that glanced to the far post past Los Angeles Galaxy goalkeeper Josh Saunders. The aggregate score deficit was cut to one goal and hope exploded from the pitch and the stands of CenturyLink; momentum was fully on the side of the Sounders. The Sounders were in a position to pull off the near impossible and Mr. Scott had put us there. It was not to be in the end, but this goal will still rank among the biggest of the 2012 season and Zach adds another milestone in his already storied Sounders legend.