Sounders win 1st leg of CONCACAF vs Guadalajara 1-0
The Sounders picked up a home win vs Guadalajara this evening making life easier for themselves. With the 1-0 win, Seattle is in the driver’s seat to take the series.
— Aaron Levine (@AaronQ13Fox) March 8, 2018
Dempsey who was out for the loss to LAFC was kept in reserve just for this game and boy did it ever pay dividends. A 78th minute goal by Clint Dempsey (on a Harry Wingo assist) gave the Rave Green the win and an opportunity to advance in the Champions league.
— wilber carrion (@Wilber_Carrion) March 8, 2018
This game got a bit chippy as Chivas (Guadalajara) came out late for the team introductions (considered a no-no in soccer). This lead to a chorus of boos from the crowd and it played out on the field. 5 yellow cards were issued, including one to Roman Torres and oddly enough the Guadalajara goalkeeeper Cota. The 2 game series concludes next Wednesday in Guadalajara, Mexico.