Through 50 minutes, the Seattle Sounders couldn’t do anything right. Facing the worst team in the league at home, they were trailing 3-0 and had only managed to take four shots, none of which were on frame.
Then, history happened. Will Bruin scored in the 51st minute to give the Sounders life. Brad Evans followed up with a 62nd minute goal to give hope. Gustav Svensson found the equalizer in the 72nd minute. Then Cristian Roldan completed the unprecedented comeback, getting out on the break and nutmegging Travis Worra for the go-ahead goal.
No MLS team had ever erased a 3-0 deficit to win a match in the league’s history.
Historic.@SoundersFC are the first team in league history to overcome a 3-goal deficit to win a game in regulation time (4916 games).— Major League Soccer (@MLS) July 20, 2017
Remarkably, this is actually the second time this season the Sounders have erased a 3-0 deficit at home to at least grab a point. The Sounders had to settle for a 3-3 tie with the New England Revolution on April 29. Never before in Sounders history had they salvaged a point after trailing by three goals. Only two MLS teams had ever erased two three-goal deficits in their entire history.
And MetroStars (1996 and 2003)— MLS Communications (@MLS_PR) July 20, 2017
This is the fourth time this season the Sounders have come-from-behind to earn at least a point and the third time they’ve erased a multi-goal deficit. Unfortunately, they’ve also dropped quite a few points in games they’ve scored first.
Corrected 2x: Sounders earned 6 pts from losing positions this year. Also dropped 9 from winning posts.— Frank MacDonald (@frankmSounders) July 20, 2017