Sounders Season Comes To Abrupt End With 6-5 Penalty Shootout Loss To Real Salt Lake

The Seattle Sounders season came to a disappointing end Tuesday with a 6-5 Penalty Shoot-out loss to Real Salt Lake in Round one of the 2021 MLS Playoffs. Hard to believe that a season that saw the Sounders stat with an 11 game unbeaten streak and pole position for the Supporters Shield ended on a whimper. Penalty -shoot out aside the Sounders never found the mark and creativity expected from a team that finished the regular season second in Western Conference just a point behind the Colorado Rapids.



Seattle Sounders FC 0 (5) – Real Salt Lake 0 (6)

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Venue: Lumen Field

Referee: Joe Dickerson

Assistants: Logan Brown, Chris Elliott

Fourth Official: Victor Rivas

VAR: Tim Ford

Attendance: 34,012

Weather: 45 degrees and partly cloudy




SEA – Raúl Ruidíaz (scored)

RSL – Aaron Herrera (scored)

SEA – João Paulo (scored)

RSL – Pablo Ruiz (scored)

SEA – Abdoulaye Cissoko (scored)

RSL – Damir Kreilach (scored)

SEA – Alex Roldan (scored)

RSL – Bobby Wood (scored)

SEA – Nico Lodeiro (scored)

RSL – Marcelo Silva (scored

SEA – Kelyn Rowe (saved)

RSL – Justen Glad (scored)


RSL – David Ochoa (caution) 50’

SEA – Nicolas Benezet (caution) 53’

RSL – Everton Luiz (caution) 72’

RSL – Justen Glad (caution) 82’

SEA – Raúl Ruidíaz (caution) 108’


Seattle Sounders FC – Stefan Frei; Kelyn Rowe, Yeimar, Xavier Arreaga (Abdoulaye Cissoko 120’), Shane O’Neill, Brad Smith (Josh Atencio 91’); João Paulo, Cristian Roldan, Nicolas Benezet (Alex Roldan 83’), Jordan Morris (Nico Lodeiro 104’); Fredy Montero (Raúl Ruidíaz HT)

Substitutes not used: Stefan Cleveland, Reed Baker-Whiting, Danny Leyva, Léo Chú

Total shots: 21

Shots on goal: 3

Fouls: 11

Offside: 0

Corner-kicks: 15

Saves: 0

Real Salt Lake – David Ochoa; Andrew Brody (Ashtone Morgan 106’), Justen Glad, Aaron Herrera, Marcelo Silva; Pablo Ruiz, Damir Kreilach, Jonathan Menedez (Justin Meram 63’), Maikel Chang (Anderson Julio 81’), Everton Luiz; Rubio Rubin (Bobby Wood 74’)

Substitutes not used: Donny Toia, Nick Besler, Zac MacMath, Erik Holt, Toni Datkovic

Total shots: 0

Shots on goal: 3

Fouls: 18

Offside: 0

Corner-kicks: 1

Saves: 3

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