SANDY, Utah Playing in big games is nothing new to the Seattle Sounders. From U.S. Open Cup finals to CONCACAF Champions League matches, this is a team familiar with competing on a big stage. None of that big-game experience showed through against Real Salt Lake Saturday night.
From the opening whistle, Salt Lake dominated the Sounders offensively and defensively to notch a 3-0 victory at Rio Tinto Stadium in the opening leg of the Western Conference semifinal series between the teams. RSL did not allow a single shot on goal through 90 minutes. Seattle, on the other hand, conceded 12 shots on goal and 19 shots total.READ MORE»