Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake recap: Sounders earn a point with 0-0 draw

Otto Greule Jr - Getty Images

The Seattle Sounders earned one point with a 0-0 draw against Real Salt Lake Wednesday.

Despite going down a man in the first half, the Seattle Sounders were able to earn a point, playing to a 0-0 draw against Real Salt Lake on Wednesday

Seattle was forced to play the majority of the game down a man after Zach Scott was sent off with a red card at the 30 minute mark. Scott received a yellow card just 10 minutes into the game, then picked up a second yellow on a tackle attempt later in the first half.

Even though they were down a man, the Sounders had opportunities, finishing with 10 attempts on goal. The Sounder defense was especially impressive, keeping Real Salt Lake off the scoreboard even though they were playing with 10 men. The Sounders did get a late scare as Real Salt Lake had two near goals in stoppage time. Michael Gspurning made a diving save on a Chris Schuler shot, only to narrowly deflect another shot just moments later to secure the draw.

With the draw, Seattle strengthened its playoff position. The Sounders now have 54 points on the season, putting them in third place in the Western Conference. Seattle is now four points ahead of the LA Galaxy as the Sounders attempt to avoid the play-in game between the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds. The Galaxy have played one fewer game than Seattle, but the teams will meet in the final regular season game.

Seattle played without leading scorer Eddie Johnson who missed the game after playing for the national team on Tuesday.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.