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Real Salt Lake eliminates Sounders in penalty shootout

The Sounders outshot Real Salt Lake 21-0
Credit: AP
Real Salt Lake players react after defeating the Seattle Sounders during a penalty-kick shootout in an MLS first-round playoff soccer match Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, in Seattle. Real Salt Lake won 6-5. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) — Justen Glad scored the deciding goal in the sixth round of a penalty shootout, and Real Salt Lake beat Seattle 6-5 in the tiebreaker after a scoreless game to eliminate the Sounders in the opening round of the MLS Cup playoffs. 

The Sounders outshot Real Salt Lake 21-0, and had 15 corners to RSL's one. It was the first time in league history a team failed to register a shot in a playoff match. Despite all that, RSL was perfect in the shootout — and David Ochoa saved Kelyn Rowe’s attempt in the sixth round.

Glad’s winning shot was deflected by Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei, hit one post, rolled to the other and trickled over the goal line for the winning score.