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Sounders relive goals given ... and missed

The first goal in RSL's 2-1 win at Seattle today was an own-goal by Kasey Keller, when he mishandled a ball scooting across the goal mouth and it seemed to spin out of his grasp and just inside the goal.

Here's how Keller saw it:

"The first goal was my fault," he said. "It was a good cross in. Pressure. The ball checked up a little bit on the turf, and I kind of overran it, and then I just tried to hook it back and get it out of bounds, and I unfortunately got it a little too close to the wrong side of the post. I’ve got to do better on that, and that’s it."

RSL's second goal -- and a near equalizer -- both involved Sounders defender Tyson Wahl.

Here's his take on the game-winner by Alvaro Saborio:

We were kind of caught a little bit out of position. We didn’t really slide over in our 3-5-2 and Fucito kind of got caught having to track back pretty far for a forward. So that was a positional thing we could have cleared up a little bit better. And then on the play, he chopped it inside, I blocked the first one well. I think it popped back to him. The second one was a super-quick clearance that I needed to get more on to get it out, and then he finished it really well.

"We were knocking on the door. I thought in the first half we could have put away a couple of chances. I thought we were playing really well in the first half. And then tactically in the second half when it was down to 10-v-10 – or nine-v-nine field players – we were a little out of sorts."

And Wahl's take on his shot in the 69th minute that banged off the face of Salt Lake keeper Nick Rimando:

"That was frustrating," Wahl said. "It was through a bunch of traffic. I just wanted to hit it on frame. I thought I got enough to get it in there. I think it hit his forehead, right? It’s a frustrating one. Sometimes we get those bounces, and something the other one does. It was a frustrating one."

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