The Seattle Sounders buried three second-half goals after going down 3-0 to the New England Revolution on Saturday and secured a 3-3 comeback draw in what was a thrilling and rainy contest at CenturyLink Field.
The Revs scored their first goal in Seattle since 2011 when midfielder Daigo Kobayashi knuckled in a blast from outside the box. Striker Juan Agudelo bagged his 5th goal of the season minutes later, leaving his feet to skillfully head in a beautiful cross following a quality passing sequence from the Revs. Agudelo nearly put the icing on the cake early in the second half tapping home a big chance that could have salted the victory.
The Sounders refused to go quietly, though; scoring three thrilling second-half goals to save a point in a heroic effort in front of their passionate home fans.
- 15' – SEA – Daigo Kobayashi Watch
- 26' – NE – Juan Agudelo Watch
- 54' – NE – Juan Agudelo Watch
- 75' – SEA – Nicolas Lodeiro Watch
- 85' – SEA – Will Bruin Watch
- 88' – SEA – Osvaldo Alonso Watch
- COMEBACK KIDS: After what looked to be a bleak and wet evening for the Sounders, the home side stormed back with three second-half goals to scrape a draw that will definitely feel well-earned. All three of the Seattle goals came after the 75th minute, proving their character and spirit in what was a thrilling comeback. Their pressure was immense, as they peppered the New England goal with 25 total shots.
AGUDELO LEADS REVS: If USMNT head coach Bruce Arena was watching tonight’s affair at CenturyLink Field it is likely he would have been quite impressed with the play of Juan Agudelo, who has recently been called into camp by Arena. With Clint Dempsey and Jordan Morris on the field as well, Agudelo showed why he might be worth considering alongside the latter two national team regulars. Displaying his unique combination of size and skill, Agudelo was a pest all game, working hard both with and without the ball.
ALONSO PLAYS HERO: For as immensely important of a player Osvaldo Alonso has been for the Seattle Sounders, it isn’t too often that the feisty central midfielder finds the back of the net. Tonight’s game-tying effort marked the 10th of Alonso’s Seattle career, and couldn’t have come at a better time for the defending MLS Cup champions.