Seattle Sounders FC (5-0-1, 16 points) showed it’s grit, might and a little swagger in it’s come from behind 3-2 win over Toronto FC Toronto FC (3-1-1, 10 points), Saturday afternoon at CenturyLink Field. After a lethargic start, the Rave Green found themselves down 1-0 after 10 minutes of play on a Jozy Altidore goal in which the burly striker was left unmarked for an easy header.
After regrouping and playing tighter defense in the midfield and the backline of the defense, the Sounders were able to get a foothold in the game with some precision passing and were able to find the back off the Toronto goal in the 24th minute on Will Bruin’s header off an exquisite cross from left fullback Brad Smith.
The Sounders continued to press the issue in the second half using they’re preferred strategy of advancing the ball down the left side of the ball and hastened the pace at which they passed the ball between players and crosses into the Toronto’s goal box. The result was two goals in a span of two minutes. Another Bruin goal in the 66th minute and Cristian Roldan’s right-footed blast in the 68th minute gave the Rave Green a 3-1 lead which had Sounder Nation clapping, chanting and giving each other high fives like it was a New Years Eve Dance Party.
A second Altidore goal in the 70th-minute momentarily tempered the Rave Green spirits but it was all good in the Hood when the final whistle blew to end the game 24th minutes later to give the Sounders their best six-game start to a season in club history. Dating back to last season, Sounders FC is unbeaten in its last 11 regular season matches (10-0-1).