FULL-TIME: Despite controlling most of the match, the Seattle Sounders couldn’t hold a late lead at home and eventually fell to Olimpia in a shootout. Olimpia converted all four of their attempts, while the Sounders missed one and had another saved. The Sounders are the only MLS team not to advance out of this year’s Round of 16.
PENALTIES: The Sounders and Olimpia will go straight to penalties after tying 2-2 in regulation and 4-4 on aggregate. There is not overtime in this round of Concacaf Champions League.
SOUNDERS 2, OLIMPIA 2: Carlos Pineda shocked the crowd, perfectly striking a volley off a deflected header from about 20 yards out to make it 4-4 on aggregate.
¡Golazo de Carlos Lopez!— Joga Bonito (@Jasoninho10) February 28, 2020
Great strike on the volley from outside the box, and #Olimpia have leveled it 2-2 on the night and 4-4 on aggregate in Seattle.#OLIvSEA #CCL #SCCL2020 pic.twitter.com/v4PQ4MImWg
SOUNDERS 2, OLIMPIA 1: João Paulo gave the Sounders back the lead, blasting in a shot from the top of the penalty area off a pass from Cristian Roldan. It was João Paulo’s second goal in as many games for the Sounders.
SOUNDERS 1, OLIMPIA 1: Cristian Roldan put the Sounders in the drivers’ seat, heading in a João Paulo free kick. That made the score 3-3 on aggregate, which would put the Sounders through on road goals.
Cristian Roldan heads in the free kick delivery from João Paulo to make it 1-1 on the night and 3-3 on aggregate. #Sounders currently lead on away goals.#SEAvOLI #CCL #SCCL2020 pic.twitter.com/wUgPr9QcDI— Joga Bonito (@Jasoninho10) February 28, 2020
SOUNDERS 0, OLIMPIA 1: Elvin Oliva got Olimpia off to a dream start, scoring on a corner in the 4th minute and give the visitors a 3-2 lead on aggregate.
The Seattle Sounders return home for the first time since they won MLS Cup 2019 on Nov. 10. This time around, they will be taking on Olimpia in the second leg of the Concacaf Champions League Round of 16.
The Sounders will advance on ties in which Olimpia scores fewer than two goals and they’d go straight to penalties if the game ends 2-2. The Sounders will advance by any winning scoreline and vice-versa.
Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension
Seattle: OUT: Nicolás Lodeiro (M) - hamstring tendinitis, OUT: Gustav Svensson (M) - calf strain, QUESTIONABLE: Harry Shipp (M) - illness
Opponent: OUT: Ever Alvarado (D), Jonathon Paz (D)
List players in danger of accumulation
Referee: Ivan Barton
Assistant Referees: David Moran, Zachari Zeegelaar
4th Official: Jaime Herrera
Keys to the Game:
- Score early. There’s really no good reason the Sounders shouldn’t advance, regardless of who they’re missing. But scoring early and forcing Olimpia to open up and chase the game is pretty good way to get that going.
- Don’t get sucked in. Chances are that Olimpia is coming into this game simply hoping to keep the Sounders from scoring and somehow finding a goal on a counter. The Sounders shouldn’t have to over-commit guys into the attack and can afford to be patient.
- Expect the unexpected. This is Concacaf so you know something strange is bound to happen. Just yesterday, we saw one Tigres need a goalie goal in the last minute and Club America only survived after penalties. Talent advantages aren’t everything. D
How to Watch
TV: FS2, TUDN
Online: Fox Sports Live, TUDN Fubo TV (affiliate link)
Match date/time: Thursday, Feb. 27 @ 7:00 PM
Venue: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.
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