In a match as wild as the Seattle Sounders’ 3-2 win over Minnesota United there are so many little moments that are easy to miss, even after repeated viewing. One of the things I love about LevyFilms’ highlights is that they manage to catch some you’d never otherwise see.
This was no exception.
Levy captured great footage on all five goals, but here are some of the moments I completely missed otherwise.
Sounders’ first goal: Not only does it look like Will Bruin may have stopped Raúl Ruidíaz’s shot from going in on its own, but the slow-motion replay shows how close Bruin’s shot was to being blocked by Michael Boxall. Instead, Bruin slipped it through the defender’s legs.
Sounders’ second goal: On first glance, I had assumed that Ruidíaz beat Minnesota goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair five-hole. On closer inspection, the video shows he managed to beat the goalkeeper inside the near post despite nearly perfect positioning. Bonus shot: You can feel Osvaldo Alonso’s pain in that reaction.
Sounders’ third goal: I’m not sure there’s a ton of new insight, but the marking on Gustav Svensson is actually pretty good. Bonus shot: The pure joy on Bruin’s face is priceless, and the slow-motion and soundtrack seem to impart the relief Svensson must have felt while scoring in his first game back from his Covid-19 diagnosis.