And there's Real Salt Lake's momentum retrieval machine. Its name is Alvaro Saborio, and it has scored a goal to make it 1-0 to the hosts in the first leg of this MLS Cup Playoff clash. Chris Wingert does well on the left to fashion space for a cross, and it evades the entire Seattle defence to free up Saborio for a tap-in from very close range.
The Sounders are protesting that he had strayed offside, and television cameras are indicating that they have a case, but it was a marginal decision and the defending was terrible, so they should probably not be kicking up quite that much of a fuss. Anyway, down by a goal, Seattle respond with about four shots. They're all right at defenders, however. Not going to test Nick Rimando like that, Sounders. Neither is missing a free header from six yards out a particularly good idea. Yeah, I'm looking at you, Alvaro Fernandez
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