Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/8/12
Questions hover as SFC head to Rio Tinto Friday night’s match was a nail biter. Seattle was dominant, but couldn’t overcome the brilliant goalkeeping of Nick Rimando. Kickoff: 7PM PST (Game 1 Result o-0) Matchup Stats Sounders fans, take heart that your team performed better than in last year’s playoff opener. But they now face the daunting task of winning at Rio Tinto on Thursday night. When I walked into CenturyLink on Friday night, I told my seat mates that the Sounders needed to win by 2 for me to be comfortable in the away leg. They didn’t, so I’m obviously nervous. Walking out of the stadium on Friday, I felt an overwhelming sense of doom. The Sounders had put together one of their most complete performances of the year and they weren’t able to break through. The 3-0 loss to Real Salt Lake in last year’s Conference Semi-finals stuck in my mind. How could the rave green win at Rio Tinto? After 5 days, my emotions are more measured. There are definite positives to be taken from ...
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