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Sounders Come Back To Defeat Fire, 2-1

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Kasey Keller made a great save in the 85th minute, denying Chicago the opportunity to take the lead. Good thing, too, because Seattle spent the last 20 minutes or so of the match constantly threatening the Fire goal, but never managing to put the ball in the net.

Blaise Nkufo and Alavaro Fernandez could really do nothing but laugh as they both managed to repeatedly miss their attempts on goal. Nate Jaqua, brought in for Nkufo at the 82nd minute, seemed to have picked up the same condition, coming close to goal at least twice but failing to put the ball in.

Thankfully, salvation came in the 92nd minute, when Nate Sturgis, of all people, sent a cross in to Fredy Montero, who was unmarked at the far post. Montero headed it into the net to bag a brace in the match, giving him 10 goals on the year.

To put a post-script on the night’s drama, Freddie Ljungberg showed class and integrity after the match had finished. Ljungberg embraced many of his former teammates before signing autographs and giving his jersey to a lucky fan.

A great comeback brings Seattle a well-deserved three points and takes them up to fifth place in the MLS standings.