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Sounders set record with biggest comeback in MLS history

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They're also first team in MLS history to erase two three-goal deficits in a single season.

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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.

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.

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.