The Seattle St. Welsh had to leave the field in the 90th minute and a midfielder finished the work between the posts to preserve the victory in San Jose (0-1).
In the MLS championship, Seattle consolidated its first position in the Western Conference, collecting thirteen points in five games.
On the night of Wednesday to Thursday, the Sounders won 0-1 at PayPal Park in San Jose against the Earthquakes in a duel that was the shock at the top of the Conference.
Thanks to a success by American midfielder Cristian Roldan in the 18th minute, the team coached by Brian Schmetzer now have a cushion of four units on their Californian opponent.
Established in net at the Washington State club, St. Welshman Stefan Frei (35) only faced one shot on target, but its magnificent parade has been decisive for his club. He at so completed his second shutout of the 2021 season, his 84th in the North American Professional League.
But, after injuring a knee, he was forced to give up his place in the 90th minute. While his team had already made the three authorized substitutions, he was replaced by midfielder Alex Roldan, who became the hero of the game.
In the East, Montreal CF beat Inter Miami in Florida (0-2) and grabbed first place, tied with New England (eight games, five points).