SEATTLE — Effectively, that’s received to be undoubtedly one of the most worst that you just might take into consideration systems for the season to end at this level. The Seattle Sounders and True Salt Lake performed to a scoreless map thru laws and time beyond laws before a David Ochoa attach on Kelyn Rowe’s penalty and Justen Pleased’s shot modified into deflected off the post and in on the sixth spherical of penalty kicks, sending RSL thru to the next spherical. Seattle were dominant, to position it evenly, all the plan thru the sport, but couldn’t get the abet of the get.
By strategy of the 120 minutes before penalties Seattle had 62% of possession and took 21 photographs to RSL’s zero, however the inability of finishing in a roundabout plan let the squad down. To create matters worse, Cristian Roldan modified into on the receiving discontinue of a attach of abode of studs and appeared to had been potentially injured, but he managed to see out the comfort of the sport. For RSL, a outing to face Wearing Kansas Metropolis in the Western Convention Semifinal is up subsequent. For Seattle the offseason begins now, and it’s a comely rapid one. The 2022 season begins in precisely over three months when the Sounders host Nashville SC on Feb. 27.
9’ — Jordan Morris intercepts a trudge shut to midfield and drives at the RSL defense, but his ball all the plan thru the box is simply too removed from Fredy Montero and too shut to David Ochoa.
15’ — Seattle get off a couple excellent appears to be quick succession as Morris and Cristian Roldan both get photographs off from abominable spots, but Ochoa is as much as the process again.
50’ — Shane O’Neill steals the ball AGAIN in midfield and drives at the RSL defense, trying a couple times to position someone thru but Morris’s eventual shot is off the associated price.
73’ — Raúl Ruidíaz uncorks one from exterior the box and has Ochoa beat, but rattles the crossbar in preference to the abet of the get.
78’ — Cristian Roldan wins a free kick shut to RSL’s endline after struggling with with Justin Meram. João Paulo’s carrier finds Yeimar Gómez Andrade, but his header is saved.
90’ — A Kelyn Rowe shot is deflected out for a corner. Cristian Roldan connects with João Paulo’s corner, however the header is nice huge.
105’ +2 — Sustained tension and plenty of Sounders corner kicks at closing produces a rifled shot from O’Neill, on the opposite hand it’s hit wisely over the map.
Sounders PK 1 — Raúl Ruidíaz sends Ochoa the substandard manner and finishes to his appropriate. 1-0
RSL PK 1 — Stefan Frei guesses the preferrred manner but his dive doesn’t discontinue the shot. 1-1
Sounders PK 2 — João Paulo blasts it down the center and over Ochoa. 2-1
RSL PK 2 — After the initial attach, the PK is retaken and Frei gets beat to his left. 2-2
Sounders PK 3 — AB Cissoko steps up and simply sends it to his left. 3-2
RSL PK 3 — Frei dives to his left, however the penalty is hit into the roof. 3-3
Sounders PK 4 — Alex Roldan confidently hammers his penalty in to the head of the get. 4-3
RSL PK 4 — Frei doesn’t trudge as RSL’s fourth penalty rolls in to his appropriate. 4-4
Sounders PK 5 — Nico Lodeiro beats a diving Ochoa to Lodeiro’s appropriate. 5-4
RSL PK 5 — Frei hops and dives to his appropriate because the ball passes thru the placement he left. 5-5
Sounders PK 6 — Kelyn Rowe goes to his appropriate, but Ochoa guesses appropriate and stops it. 5-5
RSL PK 6 — Frei dives to his appropriate and pushes it off the post, on the opposite hand it rolls all the plan thru map and in off the opposite post. 5-6 RSL
Oops, all misses: Seattle took plenty of photographs, rather a lot of them. The Sounders managed to opt 21 photographs, and 16 of them came from interior RSL’s 18-yard box. They simplest attach three of these heading in the appropriate direction, which doesn’t in actual fact mean the rest, however the level is that David Ochoa received to be as clownish as he wanted with out ever in actual fact having to work for it. Even once Brian Schmetzer modified into ready to get his stars into the sport they received into excellent, abominable spots, but at every turn they ignored their possibilities. Most steadily it modified into a unlucky trudge from an even space that didn’t lead to the rest or a shot that modified into too simply handled, on the opposite hand it modified into an expertise that grew all too acquainted after the squad’s raucous originate to the season. About a of that modified into a result of missing players, but this group has grand extra skill than the closing couple of months confirmed.
Shane O’Neill, individuals: I had been vocally severe of Shane O’Neill all the plan thru the closing two seasons. He’s merely no longer been a player who impressed self perception on both aspect of the ball, for my portion, and while he modified into a recent presence he felt severely below what I felt the everyday for a starting up centerback on the Sounders ought to be. That surely wasn’t the case tonight! O’Neill modified into in each attach against RSL, constantly marauding forward, disrupting RSL’s assaults before they even started and serving to to preserve the Sounders on the front foot. Previous his defensive contributions, he also popped up with a shot and two key passes. This modified into simply O’Neill’s simplest sport in a Sounders jersey, and it’s unhappy it ended the manner it did.
Positives within the anguish: Seattle needed to originate with two of their simplest players on the bench, while Jordan Morris modified into starting up and performed 104 minutes as he continues to return from damage. It doesn’t namely wait on appropriate now, on the opposite hand it looks like the accidents alive to are actually in the previous, and the Sounders ought to be ready to head into the 2022 season with these players fully healthy. On high of that, Josh Atencio came in for time beyond laws to enable Kelyn Rowe to trudge to left wingback and looked grand extra like the dominant midfielder who jumped out in the starting up of the season than the younger player struggling to create a definite affect we once rapidly noticed down the stretch. The group, as in the intervening time constructed, simplest has so grand time remaining in the recent window, but there’s no cause to reflect they received’t be pushing for a championship again in a 300 and sixty five days’s time.
Shane O’Neill, rampaging playmaker.
Schmetzer: ‘throw all these stats out the window. I didn’t reflect we had it in the final third. I reflect we failed at getting all of it to mesh.’
— Jeremiah Oshan (@JeremiahOshan) November 24, 2021
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