The result included a couple of firsts. It was the first time the Sounders have rallied to win after conceding a first goal.
And the two goals by Eddie Johnson sent him to 13 on the season, topping the previous club record 12 set in 2009 and 2011 by Fredy Montero.
Fittingly enough, Montero assisted the game-winning goal.
The win moves the Sounders to 13-6-8 on the season, and into second place in the MLS Western Conference, one point ahead of Real Salt Lake.
The loss was a significant shot -- if not a death blow -- to the playoff hopes of Chivas (7-12-7).
I'll be back with notes and quotes.
89th minute: GOAL Seattle. Eddie Johnson puts Sounders ahead 2-1, and also sets club record with 13th goal of season. Assists to Montero and Caskey.
84th minute: Montero fires just wide. ... Cato in for Evans.
75-77th minutes: Game getting chippy. Several pushing incidents.
75th minute: Andy Rose in for Steve Zakuani. This was Zakuani's first home start since April 9, 2011. Rose's first appearance since rib injury Aug.18
Second half: ... is under way. No substitutions on either side.
Halftime: Even, 1-1. Shots, 6-6. Shots on goal, 4-2 Chivas. Corners, 3-1 Seattle. Duels won 52.8% Chivas. Possession, 64.1% Seattle.
29th minute: GOAL Sounders. Eddie Johnson header evens it 1-1. Johnson's 12th of the season. Assist Tiffert. Even, 1-1.
Eighth minute: GOAL Chivas. Series of passes leads to Nick LaBrocca goal from about 10 yards. Assists to Joseph and Bolanos.
Sounders 0-6-4 when conceding the first goal this season.
First two minutes: Gspurning handles a couple of Chivas shots early. Neither really threatening.
Kickoff:Game has begun. Sounders in rave/blue. Chivas in kinda barbershop-pole-looking jerseys and white shorts.
Lineups: For Seattle: GK Gspurning; D Scott, Ianni, Hurtado, Gonzalez; M Evans, Alonso, Tiffert, Zakuani; F Montero, Johnson. Reserves: Ford, Burch, Caskey, Cato, Ochoa, Parke, Rose.
Chivas has just tweeted this starting lineup: Kennedy; Villafaña, McKenzie, Califf, Riley; Joseph (c), Bolaños, LaBrocca, Zemanski; Agudelo, Townsend. And these reserves: Melia, Burling, Romero, Delgado, Bowen, Correa, Courtois.
Pregame: It's a beautiful day at CenturyLink Field for the Sounders-Chivas match at 1 p.m. The game will be shown on KONG 6/16, heard on the usual radio outlets, blogged here, and I'll also have tweeted updates on Twitter @donruiztnt.With a win, the Sounders would move past Real Salt Lake and into second place in the MLS West playoff standings. And coach Sigi Schmid stresses yesterday that that's a prize worth winning.
"Yes, a huge difference," he said. "You’re looking at your positioning within the playoffs. I still think playing the second game at home is a benefit. Even last year when we lost the series to Salt Lake, if we hadn’t given up that third goal there, having the second game at home obviously showed the difference that you can make up a deficit. The other thing you’ve got to obviously think about is if you’re in second then obviously you’ve got the second-highest point total in the West, so if you win the Western Conference in the playoffs, that means you’re the highest point total team out of the West, and if your point total is higher than the team in the East – and you have a better chance of that being so if you’re second rather than third – then that gives you a home game for MLS Cup. So, points are important and trying to get as many points as possible are important.