A near carbon-copy of DC's first goal-but with Josh Wolff doing the crossing and Charlie Davies the scoring-put Seattle in a 2-0 hill and despite several promising opportunities the Sounders were able only to draw within one thanks to a penalty drawn by Fredy Montero and converted by Brad Evans. Seattle put a lot of pressure on Bill Hamid's goal in the aftermath of the penalty but the United keeper was equal to the challenge, making several fantastic saves to keep his side ahead.
Seattle were the better side early on, maintaining possession in DC's half and leaving several solid opportunities wanting, but once United went ahead the home side were able to make the necessary adjustments. Seattle did little to counteract their opposition's tactical changes and it was a frustrating final half hour for the Sounders as they struggled to make headway against DC's much maligned defense.
The loss ends Seattle six match unbeaten streak and increases the pressure to take all three points against a very tough Columbus Crew side. With numerous Sounders players having been on the pitch for the entirety of the 120 minutes already played this week, Sigi Schmid might be expected to make some noticeable changes to the starting XI that take the pitch on Saturday.