Despite Nick Rimando suffering an injury midway through the second half, Real Salt Lake and Seattle battled to a 0-0 draw to end the first leg of the Western Conference. The draw leaves RSL in a strong position moving into the second leg in Salt Lake City.
Both sides had a number of clear chances to go ahead, with Real Salt Lake finding their chances largely in the first half, and Seattle in the second.
Rimando was forced into five saves and made a further five punches, already in the first surpassing the saves he was required to make in three regular season shutouts against Seattle.
Paulo Jr. came on for Fabian Espindola at the half, while midway through the second half, Kwame Watson-Siriboe came off with an injury, with Jamison Olave coming on in his place. Yordany Alvarez came on late in the second half for Javier Morales as RSL coach Jason Kreis looked to shut up shop and take a goalless draw into the second leg of the playoff tie.
Following the whistle, some late drama came into the picture as Osvaldo Alonso seemed incensed and combative. Exactly what set the player off is unknown at this time.
Reaction and quotes from players and coaches to come.