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These were the greatest eight minutes in Sounders playoff history

Sounders have never before led a playoff series by multiple goals.

Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas: Photos Mike Russell/Sounder at Heart

In a span of eight minutes, the Seattle Sounders turned a tight MLS Playoff game into a blowout. Let’s watch it again:

It all started with a very good cross from Joevin Jones to Nelson Valdez, who picked up his second playoff game-winning goal in as many games.

About six minutes later Jordan Morris did some impressive work to open up space between himself and Matt Hedges, which allowed him to get off a perfect left-footed cross. The ball split goalkeeper Chris Seitz and Maynor Figueroa to find Nicolas Lodeiro all alone, who slotted home the easy tap-in for his first goal of the night.

Before the stadium had even finished celebrating, it was Jones’ turn again to create a chance. His throughball from deep in his own end found Lodeiro in stride and behind the Dallas back line. Lodeiro was in 1-on-1 with Seitz, who seemed to be expecting a shot up high. Instead, Lodeiro went low, nutmegging Seitz for his sixth goal since joining the Sounders.

Add it all up, and the Sounders managed to equal their single-game, playoff high for goals scored in just an eight-minute span. Put another way, the Sounders scored as many goals in these eight minutes as they had scored in their first 740 playoff minutes. They’ve also never led a playoff series, at any point, by multiple goals, let alone three.