Sounders vs. Rapids, Conclusion: Back in the Winning Column

Seattle – The Seattle Sounders halted their losing streak with a thrilling 2-1 home win over Colorado Rapids. Aside from about six seconds into the first few minutes, the Sounders were, by almost every margin, the better team. Colorado’s opening goal was as frustrating as it was early on. Jonathan Lewis made a completely unremarkable shot between Yeimar and Alex Roldan, both tucked inside, then made a touch around Stefan Frei and finished in the empty net in the third minute.

From that point on, Seattle built up pallet pressure until Jordan Morris finally found the breakthrough. In the 43rd minute, Will Bruyne was fouled near the midfield and Nico Lodeiro took the free kick quickly, playing a great turn to Jimmy Medranda who was running into space on the right flank. Medranda passed the ball for Morris, and Morris took over the rest with a quiet shot over William Yarbro to equalize the score.

The second half started off as promisingly as the first, with Kelyn Rowe receiving his second yellow card of the game even two minutes into the break. With Seattle’s number down to 10 men, the Colorado made some effort to squeeze its advantage — from having about 25% possession in the first half to finishing with about 45% by the end of the game — but the Sounders had better chances and made. their best chance.

Near the 70th minute, Albert Rusnak scored one of the best passes you are likely to see for Jordan Morris. He drove Morris into the penalty area and fired a right-footed shot that goalkeeper William Yarbrough was able to stop, but gave up a rebound that Morris was the first to do. Yarbro knocked out Maurice and got a penalty that Lodeiro calmly finished. The result took a three-game losing streak in a row, marking the first win since winning in Toronto three weeks ago. The team now has a chance to start a winning streak as they travel to face LAFC on Friday, July 29.

3′- Jonathan Lewis opened the scoring for Colorado. She splits his run between Yeimar and Alex Roldan, and wraps around Stefan Frei before scoring an empty goal. 0-1 Rapids

10′- Jordan Morris makes a good move to open up space to kick the ball into the penalty area, but the defender gets a body in front of the goal.

12′- Yeimar picks a bad time going forward, winning with a header but leaving Xavier Arreaga as unsupported as the Colorado attack. Arreaga is able to put him in the corner.

17′- Nico Lodeiro gets the closest thing any Sonder has yet, putting his shot from the top of the box over the bar after some masterful play from Maurice and Albert Rusnak to put him in his way.

20′- Clean Roe almost set up an equalizer, setting a superb cross for Morris, but the header that followed into the corner was stopped by William Yarbro.

37′- Morris almost scored again, this time rinsing some defenders inside the area and then hitting a shot that flew under Yarbro but “the goalkeeper is able to grab the rebound.

41′- Yeimar almost scores twice within seconds! First his shot is obstructed by a corner scramble, then his header bounces off the grass and over the crossbar.

43′- Jordan Morris! Lodeiro takes a quick free kick and plays Jimmy Medranda at the back. Medranda feeds Maurice with a clever touch and throws goalkeeper Maurice into the far post! 1-1

47′- Clean Roe receives a yellow second for delaying a throw-in from Colorado. The audio equipment will play the remainder of the game with up to ten players.

60′- Morris cuts from the left and centrally pushes towards the top of the box before unleashing a shot that nearly slipped before being blocked by the goalkeeper.

69′- Morris again! He almost overtook Yarbrough after he ran on a beautiful through ball from Rusnák, then was knocked out by GK as he goes for the loose ball. PK for the City of Seattle.

71′- Goal! Nico Lodeiro goes up to the penalty kick and shoots it over Yarbro, where he guesses the right way but can’t stop the shot. Sounding leads! 2-1

Unleash the full power of Jordan Morris: Against Colorado, Morris was an absolute danger. It was a dangerous and frequent choice, scoring a goal and earning a penalty while contributing seven shots out of the team’s total of 17 assists and adding 3 key passes. Morris has shown the kind of tenacity that some have felt has been lacking at times this season, facing defenders frequently and searching for shooting opportunities. In the absence of Raul Ruídias, the goals were high, and Morris reminded the league tonight that he can provide them.

Here’s why you should play with Rusnák in the middle of the field: Albert Rusnák is a great player, you can probably put him anywhere on the field and he will find a way to affect the game. Tonight, with Christian Roldan covering all sorts of ground around him and his appearance to facilitate possession and attacks, Rusnak was repeatedly able to advance in possession and transition moments to stare into the future and pick the best pass possible to launch a dangerous attack. That led directly to the penalty kick, and more than a few more instances left the Rapids scrambling. Rusnák’s ability to get into an opponent’s weak spaces in the middle of the field from his deepest position, often unchecked as the opponent tracks 6 Lodeiro or one of the other attacking kids, has a very annoying effect on defenses, not to mention his ability to see and hit a pass.

slip stop: Brian Schmitzer, Christian Roldan and Jimmy Medranda spoke about the feelings that led to this game with a three-game losing streak on the back, and the relief of finally having a win. The staff changed the training approach, moving to a lower volume but higher intensity training schedule as the game began. Schmetzer made changes to his staff and brought down Christian Roldan in midfield. The team got off to a rough start with an early goal, but recovered and came away with a much-needed victory. Now it’s time to add to the number.

This pass was worth the help, but the PK setup is also very good.

20 – The Sounders have won 20 more duels than Colorado, winning 59 to 39 duels.


man of the match

  • 85%

    Jordan Morris

    (689 votes)

  • 9%

    Albert Rusnack

    (78 votes)

  • 1%

    Christian Roldan

    (9 votes)

  • 3%

    Xavier Arriaga

    (28 votes)

804 votes total

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