Sounders Vs. Real Salt Lake, MLS Cup Playoffs: Lamar Neagle Has Redeemed Himself

Lamar Neagle had the kind of game you want to forget as soon as you get in the locker room on Saturday. So far, he's having the kind of game you tell your kids about on Wednesday.

It's not just the goal he scored that cut Real Salt Lake's aggregate lead to 3-2. It's how he's constantly been pressuring the RSL back line. Sending in dangerous crosses and generally creating the kind of spark the Sounders needed badly in the first leg.

What makes this an even more impressive performance is that Neagle is playing much heavier minutes today than he expected to. Sounders coach Sigi Schmid benched Neagle after his horrible performance in the first game. But after an injury to Alvaro Fernandez, Neagle found himself playing in the 14th minute. 

Almost as soon as he entered, it was clear that he had put his other game behind him. He looked confident on the ball and dangerous almost every time he touched it.

With 10 minutes left to play, there's still time to become the thing of legend.

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