Yes, that was close. No, it should not have been as close as it was, given the way the defending fell asleep three times too much — and if I’m being truthful, I think the only defenders who did their jobs Saturday afternoon were Michael Mancienne and Andrew Farrell; Brandon Bye was quiet, with most of Seattle’s attacks going either up the middle, to no avail, or toward Edgar Castillo’s side. We addressed that in the Match Report.
And yes, VAR took away a precious goal which would have really made it hard for the host Sounders to come back — well, in theory.
But what do I want to discuss with you right now? The way the Revolution came back not once, but twice.
In short, it was how mature teams respond to adversity.