The Quakes are on the receiving end of Goonie-time nowadays, once again holding the lead and once again coughing it up late in the game.
Statistically it was an even match. 52%-48% possession in favor of Seattle, 10-7 shot differential in favor of the Quakes, both teams had two shots on goal, one goal, and Seattle had more passes than the Quakes, 436-400. The draw seems like a loss, especially against Seattle, with whom we are battling for a playoff spot.
Fatai tallied his second of the season on his bobblehead night at the 70th minute with an assist from MPG, whose first touch–a free kick from just outside the penalty area–found Fatai’s head and the back of the net. Quakes fans could practically taste the three points.
Then disaster happened when Obafemi Martins broke free from his mark, Clarence Goodson, to put a Bingham rebound back on goal to equalize for Seattle. Goodson crumpled to the grass, the stadium stared in disbelief as Sounders fans celebrated.
The Quakes failed in their mission to have a season sweep of Seattle, but seven points ain’t a bad showing against the defending Supporters’ Shield champions.
Up next: a rescheduled game against Montreal, which should have happened back in April, but due to Montreal’s improbable CCL playoff run, had to be postponed. Game time: 7:30pm at Avaya on Wednesday, September 16th. See you there!
View the match pictures here!