Cristian Roldan leveled 16 minutes later with an absolute banger. The midfielder latched onto an attempted headed clearance by Opara and unleashed a sensational first-time strike from distance.
Both teams probed for the go-ahead goal in a wide-open second half with Rasmus Schuller lashing a left-footed shot wide of the post on a Gregus corner that bounced across the face of goal in the 64th minute.
- THE BIG PICTURE: Few 1-1 draws were more entertaining with both teams committed to pressing for the winning goal, each making attacking substitutions in a thrilling second half. The Loons are unbeaten at their new home, but have won there just once, Meanwhile the Sounders are now winless in their last four — with three draws — after victories in five of their first six matches.
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH: For a couple of days, Roldan didn’t think he’d play in this one. But he made the most of a rescinded red card with this Goal of the Week candidate.
- MAN OF THE MATCH: Gregus was a playmaking machine, with every set piece taken a threatening one. He had 21 successful passes in the final third, six successful crosses and five interceptions as well as the assist on Opara’s goal.