Seattle Sounders Secure 1-1 Tie With Metapan But Win Aggregate

The steady, heavy rain failed to dampen Seattle Sounders' spirits as a hard fought 1-1 tie at San Salvador’s Estadio Cuscatlan Tuesday night against host Metapan translated into an overall win.

It was a win because the U.S. and El Salvador teams were playing a two-game home and home series to see who advances to the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League preliminary series.

Last week in Seattle in the team’s first meeting of the series, the Sounders defeated Metapan 1-0 on a 40-yard blast by Fredy Montero.

With the 1-1 draw Tuesday, the Sounders secured the winning 2-1 aggregate advantage on overall goals scored.

On Tuesday and the week before, the deciding goals came after Seattle Coach Sigi Schmid made key second half substitutions.

Montero had been inserted into action in the final third of the contest and scored seconds after entering the pitch.

Tuesday night the new face on the Seattle roster,...

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