In the seventh minute, Leo Gonzalez was shown a red card for a "last-man" foul and the Sounders were down a man. Yet in the 14th minute Mauro Rosales served in a swerving free kick which found the head of Eddie Johnson - for the second consecutive match - and the Sounders scored what would be eventually be the winning goal. While not scoring his first goal for the Sounders yet, Clint Dempsey did pull off the classic "backheel nutmeg" right through Dominic Oduro's legs.
Leo Gonzalez shown the red card for "lightly caressing" the Crew's Ryan Finley. The Russian judge was not impressed:
Clint Dempsey just makes things look so effortless:
Bonus: the Dempsey backheel nutmeg director's cut: