After a first half with few chances for either side, the Sounders turned up the heat early in the second half, but Chad Marshall, making his 400th career regular season start, had his attempt cleared off the line by Erik Godoy and Raul Ruidiaz’s shot was blocked in front of Maxime Crepeau by Doneil Henry.
Gustav Svensson had a go from distance moments later, but Crepeau leapt up to punch it away.
On a quality buildup, Fredy Montero nearly scored the game’s lone goal against his former club in the final quarter-hour, getting a piece of a Lucas Venuto cross into the box, but Stefan Frei dived to his right to get a hand on it.
Frei also saved a late shot by Joaquin Ardaiz who split a pair of defenders before putting a shot on frame. Inbeom Hwang settled the rebound and his attempt was blocked by a sliding Kim Kee-hee, who knocked over his South Korean countryman on the follow through. Referee Robert Sibiga initially pointed to the penalty spot, but the decision went to Video Review and Sibiga had a long look at the pitch-side monitor before the penalty was waved off.
MOMENT OF THE MATCH
: This game was decided late, very late. It all came down to this decision by Robert Sibiga. Do you agree?