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Moments in Seattle soccer, 2018: Group D voting

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What moment will you remember in years to come?

Gallery: Sounders beat Tigres
It was one of the greatest comebacks in American soccer history, a historic defeat of a Mexican side in a two-leg series. It came on the boots of defenders Djimi Traore and DeAndre Yedlin.

The Sounder at Heart Annual Awards wrap up with voting for the Moment of the Year in 2018. Past winners, in order from ‘09 to ‘17, are: fans meeting the team after winning the Open Cup in DC; Nyassi’s brace to win the Open Cup repeat; Alonso’s dagger to earn Open Cup three-peat; Zakuani returns to MLS play & exchanges jerseys with Mullan; Traore’s goal to draw level with Tigres in CCL play; Pappa pickpockets Pinedo to secure the Supporters’ Shield; the Red Card Wedding; The Save; Roldan caps 4-3 comeback win over D.C. United.

The question is simply, which moment will you remember for years to come? In 2018 we will run four groups of nominees, with the winners of each group and maybe an alternate advancing. Moments from the Seattle Reign, Seattle Sounders, S2 and the Academy are included this season.

Group A
Group B
Group C
Group D is the final group stage voting

Poll

Moment of the Year 2018, Group D

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Rumi Utsugi winner to beat Portland 3-2
    (17 votes)
  • 3%
    S2 open Cheney Stadium era beating Portland
    (21 votes)
  • 38%
    Gustav Svensson from deep
    (215 votes)
  • 30%
    Cascadia Cup returns
    (166 votes)
  • 24%
    Sounders U17s win national title
    (133 votes)
552 votes total Vote Now

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Rumi Utsugi winner to beat Portland 3-2

Cascadia brings out the best in soccer. Portland Thorns hosted Seattle first in 2018, but it was the Seattle Reign who came out winners. Rumi Utsugi, poet-wizard, scored the winner from about 25 yards out, through traffic.

Rumi scores from distance to beat Thorns

S2 open Cheney Stadium era beating Portland, as is right and just

Sounders 2 struggled regularly in 2018. But their home opener, their first match of their planned two-year stay at Cheney Stadium started by beating the Portland Timbers 2. The crowd was the largest of the year and the skill show the players put on was wonderful. The 2-1 win included 8 players who came through the Academy.

Gustav Svensson from deep

My notes say “Svensson from deep.” There’s a problem. Rocket man did it twice. I don’t know which one is better, but I do know I’ll remember Goose getting loose from distance. There was his finish that came from a 22-pass build up.

In July he helped beat New York City FC.

Goose gets a two-for-one special.

Cascadia Cup returns

Seattle’s ninth straight win during their record setting streak came in Vancouver. It also meant that the Cascadia Cup returned to its rightful home, The Atlantic Crossing. Like so many of the wins in the summer and fall this match didn’t have a perfect process, but it did have a great result.

Max Aquino / Sounder at Heart

Sounders U17s win national title

Fielding a mix of professionals and remaining amateurs the Sounders U17s crushed Atlanta United 5-1. Every goal-scorer is on a pro contract for 2019. The Future is bright.