Unbeaten Sounders hand Toronto FC first loss in 3-2 win

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On a cold and drizzly Saturday in April, the Seattle Sounders hosted Toronto FC in a battle of the unbeaten. Will Bruin would score a brace (2 goals) sending the Reds back to Ontario with their first loss. The Rave Green now are tied with LAFC for the best record in the MLS with 16 points and a 5-0-1 record.

The two MLS Heavyweights traded shots as Toronto’s Jozy Altidore scored a goal in the 11th minute. But Forward Will Bruin stepped in again for an injured Raul Ruidiaz who remains sidelined. Will would get an equalizer in the 24th minute to set the Sounders straight.

Stefan Frei would prove why he is the best goalie in the MLS as a shot from Toronto’s Pozuelo forced Frei’s hands in to service with a stoppage-time save; the Reds would come back at him again when Laurent Ciman blasted a shot off the left post but Frei would stand tall protecting the net under the immense pressure.

The game looked a bit sloppy as the referees were quick to whistle off-sides and slow to call egregious penalties. There were dubious plays when the Reds attack would get entirely too handsy with Rave Green defenders. Unfortunately, all 3 yellow cards were called on Seattle (twice for plays the Sounders retaliated on).

The Sounders’ next game is on Sunday April 21 at LAFC. LA is also unbeaten and looks to be a mightiest challenge yet. It will be first of two games against LAFC in as many weeks. The Rave Green could have an opportunity to show off to the MLS who is really the best of the best….stay tuned!

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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He's a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.