The Seattle Sounders pulled off one of the more impressive wins in MLS history on Tuesday night, traveling to Mexico to down Monterrey on their own turf. Fielding a team consisting mainly of reserves, the Sounders battle a full-strength Monterrey team at near full-strength. It was an amazing night for the Sounders and the reaction to the win rolled in from far and wide throughout the night.
I don't follow enough soccer types, so you'd think it would take a while to round up reactions. It didn't. The funny thing about Tuesday's win is that it stretched beyond the hardcore and bled into the mainstream. Fans and reporters of all sports were tweeting and talking about the Sounders win, much like they did FC Dallas' historic win on Mexican soil last week.
Jason LaCanfora, an NFL.com reporter and soccer fan, took to Twitter to praise the Sounders after their huge win.
Congrats to Seattle Sounders. Great to see MLS clubs finally getting Ws in Mexico.
So did Taylor Twellman,
huge win for @soundersfc well done for @MLS
As for soccer writers, here's what Grant Wahl and Ives Garcep had to say.
FC Dallas still gets credit 4 the FIRST official win in Mexico, but Seattle's win tonight is easily the biggest to date. #TheStigmaIsFading
MLS teams running roughshod in Mexico: Seattle beats defending CCL champ Monterrey 1-0 in the Tec. Impressive.
And yes, Arlo White made a reference to aliens, and a perfect one at that.
Alien landed on earth last Tues morning, told me one of his 1st observations was that #MLS clubs seem to own Mexican clubs on their own soil
Two from Timothy Burke, who you might know as video/screencap/gif extraordinaire Bubba Prog:
It took 48 years for a U.S. side to win a soccer match in Mexico. Now we've won two in the last week. Seattle 1, Monterrey 0
This is a much bigger deal than Dallas beating UNAM's B squad. Monterrey is a very good team playing their best players. Huge day for USA.
Our SB Nation crew also chimed in, with The Ginge giving a tip of the cap to the Sounders' week.
Unbelievable. Easily the biggest win in #MLS history. Outstanding performance to shut down Chupete and Aldo. #ccl #sscf #rayados
First the Sounders beat FC Dallas at home, then they get a win in Mexico against a better team, playing a strong lineup. Touché. #mls
SB Nation Soccer and Sounder at Heart's Jeremiah Oshan lost it in his shorts.
oh god. best. win. ever. and yes i enjoy hyperbole
So Terry Boss just went to Mexico and recorded a shutout against the defending CCL champs with a bunch of their starters. Yeah. Wear it.
No reactions post would be complete without consulting our favorite dog. First, his in-game reaction.
I no longer qualify as house trained. Thanks Boss.
Bad dog! How about after the game?
Well I don't know about you guys, but I really liked the part where the Sounders won. #EBFG
These are just a few of the many reactions to the Sounders win, but they do give a good idea of the sporting world's opinion of Tuesday match. It's something to be proud of for fans in Seattle, and hopefully something the Sounders can use as momentum as they head towards the playoffs and continue forth in the CONCACAF Champions League.