Full-time. 3-0 Chivas, 3-1 on aggregate. The Sounders held on for a half and looked like they might squeak through, but the injuries and physical play of their opponents eventually wore them down. Three unanswered second half goals proved to be the MLS side’s downfall, and the Sounders are officially knocked out of the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League.
It gets worse. Chivas goal in the 80th. 3-1 aggrgate.
Another goal for Chivas, 55th minute 2-1 on aggregate.
Goal Chivas, shortly after halftime. A brilliantly fired set piece that Stefan Frei couldn’t really do much about 1-1 on aggregate. If score holds, it goes straight to penalty kicks.
Halftime update: This is all you really need to know.
The Sounders took extra long to come out of the locker room at halftime in response to their minutes-long delay Chivas had at CenturyLink. Amazing.— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) March 15, 2018
Another unforunate substitution for the Sounders around the 35th minute as Kim Kee-Hee comes on for an injured Chad Marshall.
An unfortunate early substitution for the Sounders as Lamar Neagle enters for Will Bruin, who had to leave with a head injury.
8' First Sounders sub:— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) March 15, 2018
IN ➡️ Lamar Neagle
OUT ⬅️ Will Bruin
0-0 (1-0) | #GDLVSEA
Seattle Sounders are looking to return to the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals for the second time while extending the MLS win streak over Liga MX in 2018. Standing in their way is a struggling Chivas Guadalajara squad lacking a few of their best players due to a combination of injury and suspension.
Wins on Mexican soil are still rare. New York Red Bulls took the third-ever win by MLS in Mexico last week. Seattle had the second ever win, several years ago. Toronto FC advanced in their quarterfinal, but did not win in Mexico.
Sounders, as well, are lacking a few key players while facing one of the hemisphere’s historic clubs. Their one-goal lead will be magnified if Brian Schmetzer’s side can manage an away goal. Any one-goal loss in which the Sounders score would result in Seattle advancing to face Red Bulls. Any win or draw would also see Seattle move on. A 1-nil loss would force kicks from the spot to determine a winner.
Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension
Seattle: OUT: F - Jordan Morris (right ACL tear); QUESTIONABLE: M - Victor Rodriguez (right quad strain); D - Kelvin Leerdam (right ankle sprain); M - Osvaldo Alonso (right quad strain)
Nicolas Lodeiro is not listed as injured, but stayed in Seattle. Handwalla Bwana is not injured, but did not travel.
Goats: OUT: D - Jesus Sanchez (right knee); M - Alan Cervantes (left knee); D - Hedgardo Marin (right thigh); QUESTIONABLE: D - Jair Pereira (knee)
Alan Pulido is suspended for yellow card accumulation. Jesus Godinez, Rodolfo Cota, Carlos Cisneros, Jordy Delem, Gustav Svensson, Clint Dempsey, Roman Torres, and Jordan McCrary are a single yellow away from being suspended.
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Keys to the Game
- Stay stout
- Net an early goal to take advantage of Away Goal Tie-Breaker
- Stay calm, focused on the game
- Take advantage of set-piece opportunities
How I'm watching
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Where: Malt & Vine, Redmond, Washington
How to Watch
Match date/time: 14 March, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Venue: Estadio Akron, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
National TV: UDN
Local Radio: 950 KJR-AM Seattle (Johnson, Keller)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)
Latin America: Fox Sports Cono Norte | Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia: SportKlub 3 Serbia | Croatia: SportKlub 3 Croatia | Austria, Germany, Switzerland: sportdigital
Sounders: Frei; Francis, Marshall, Torres (c), McCrary; Svensson, Roldan; Wolff, Dempsey, Wingo; Bruin
Bench: Meredith, Kim, Leerdam, Nouhou, Delem, Shipp, Neagle
Highlights will be posted as they happen.
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