Blaise Nkufo Hat Trick Pushes Seattle Sounders Past Columbus Crew 4-0

Was it an impressive evening for the Seattle Sounders? 

It was the team’s most impressive performance of the season and arguably the best overall in the history of its MLS franchise.

The broad-shouldered player served as the evening’s catalyst scoring the first three goals of his Sounders career in a stunning 4-0 shutout win. What made it all the more impressive was that he did it against the Eastern Conference leader, the Columbus Crew, and on its home turf before 17,144 patrons.

The Swiss World Cup performer Blaise Nkufo shot home three goals and silenced his impatient critics. 

What they should have realized was that it was just a question of time before he secured his breakthrough.  His midfield work was steady as his physicality and presence combined with an astute role as a facilitator aided the team’s effort. 

Consider this fact—the Sounders are 5-0-1 in matches Nkufo started at ...

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