FC Dallas' comeback bid falls short in overtime vs. Sounders FC in Western Conference quarterfinal
SEATTLE - This time, FC Dallas didn't roll over playing an important MLS match in its longstanding road house of horror.
In fact, the visitors overcame two deficits to send their do-or-die Western Conference quarterfinal game into overtime.
But in the end, it wasn't enough.
Jordan Morris tallied a hat trick, including the game-winning goal int he 113th minute, and second-seeded Sounders FC survived - barely - for a 4-3 victory Saturday afternoon over No. 7 FC Dallas at CenturyLink Field.
FC Dallas has now won just one match in 16 career appearances on the Sounders home field, including no playoff victories in four trips.
This was easily one of FC Dallas' best showings in Seattle, coming back from a pair of deficits, including 2-0 in the first half.
FC Dallas tied its largest comeback in club playoff history on Matt Hedges' header goal off a corner kick in the 64th minute to tie it at 2-2.
Seattle went back on top, 3-2, on Morris' second tally right in front of the FC Dallas goal in the 74th minute.
But the visitors erased that lead eight minutes later on Bryan Acosta's header goal from the left wing off a Reto Ziegler corner-kick assist in the 82nd minute.
It could have easily gotten away from FC Dallas much earlier after the Sounders tallied two goals in a four-minute span in the first half.
From the right corner, Michael Barrios' cross into the goal deflected off Kim Kee-Hee, and right to third-year defender Reggie Cannon, who was stationed in front of the Sounders' goal.
Cannon took a short step right around Roman Torres, and easily knocked it in for his second goal of the season - and first ever in the postseason - to cut it to 2-1 in the 39th minute.
Seattle jumped out to a 2-0 lead behind goals from Raul Ruidiaz in the 18th minute, and Morris in the 22nd minute.
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