Seattle Sounders produced one of the best MLS playoff comebacks

Seattle Sounders. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports
Seattle Sounders. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports /

The Seattle Sounders overcame a two-goal deficit to reach the MLS Cup final

In one of the most exciting playoff matches yet, the Seattle Sounders produced a memorable comeback to defeat Minnesota United and win the Western Conference title. The Sounders trailed Minnesota 2-0 entering the final quarter-hour of the match but were able to turn things around quickly and score three unanswered goals to win it 3-2. It was one of the greatest comebacks in Major League Soccer history and it will go down as one of the best in Sounders history.

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A complete team effort

The Sounders truly are one of the most complete clubs in MLS. They very rarely rely on a single player to carry them to victory. With multiple offensive weapons, the Sounders are capable of getting goals from multiple sources.

This victory was the perfect example of this as they received goals from starters and substitutes alike. Will Bruin entered as a substitute and started the comeback, starting striker Raul Ruidiaz provided the goal that tied the match, and Gustav Svensson was a substitute who scored the pivotal match-winner.

Fantastic coaching

Manager Brian Schmetzer deserves a lot of credit for how he has led the Sounders to yet another MLS Cup final appearance. He always his club ready for the playoffs and this season was another example of his tremendous coaching ability.

In this victory, in particular, his substitution selections proved to be pivotal to the outcome of the match. Even when it seemed like Minnesota were well on their way to victory, Schmetzer made the necessary changes to his team that led the Sounders to pull off the comeback.

Schmetzer continues to build on his tremendous legacy as one of the best MLS managers of all time. After the victory against Minnesota, his postseason record is 15-3-2. This was his fourth Western Conference title since taking over the head coaching duties in 2016. If the Sounders claim the MLS Cup title on Saturday then it will be his third MLS Cup triumph.

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One match remains

Just one more match separates the Sounders from the MLS Cup title. Their opponents will be the Eastern Conference champions Columbus Crew in the final. This has the potential to be another exciting match for the Sounders as both clubs have very talented attacking players.

There will be multiple positional battles to watch including playmakers Lucas Zelarayan and Nicolas Lodeiro. At striker, Ruidiaz and Gyasi Zardes will look to make an impact as well for their respective clubs. This won’t be a match to miss. Get ready for an exciting finish to a wild and enthralling 2020 MLS playoffs.