We finally have something nice to talk about, even if the Sounders made us sweat through 96 minutes before giving it to us. Kelvin Leerdam delivered the winner in the 6th minute of stoppage time, giving the Sounders their first win in six weeks and ending a four-game all-competition losing streak and pulling them within two points of second-place LA Galaxy.
Almost as impressive as the, was the way they got it. The Sounders tied a season-high with 24 shots, including 14 from inside the penalty area. That doesn’t even include that absolute golazo from 16-year-old Danny Leyva, who was robbed of his first career goal by VAR. Speaking of Leyva, he was part of a virtual Sounders youth movement as they fielded their youngest starting lineup of the year with Gustav Svensson the only out field player who was at least 30. It was also a relatively cheap group, as 66 percent of the Sounders payroll was unavailable for one reason or another.
We discussed all of this as well as taking questions from readers ... which included our fictional co-rec team made up of current Sounders and Reign players.
This week's music: Perry Como - "Seattle", "RVIVR - "Ocean Song", Woody Guthrie - "Roll On Columbia", "Your Journey Begins" - OurMusicBox (Jay Man) (CC BY 4.0)
Thanks to James Woollard, Sounders Public Address Announcer, for doing our sponsor reads. You can follow him on Twitter at @BritVoxUS - if you’re looking for a British Voice to advertise your business or non-profit, please reach out to him.
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