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WATCH: Sounders come from behind to defeat Rapids

08:41 GMT+3 23/11/2016
Jordan Morris Seattle Sounders MLS 11222016
A deflected Kevin Doyle strike gave the Colorado Rapids an early lead before Jordan Morris and Nicolas Lodeiro earned a 2-1 win for the Seattle Sounders in the Western Conference final first leg.

So much for a tentative start to the Western Conference final.

While many were expecting a tight match Tuesday, considering the Colorado Rapids' reputation for being defensively stingy and offensively conservative, the visitors traded early goals with the Sounders before Nicolas Lodeiro's second-half penalty gave Seattle a 2-1 first-leg win.

The Rapids grabbed a key away goal right off the bat, as Kevin Doyle's shot from the top of the box took a big deflection off Chad Marshall and floated into the back of the net.

But the Sounders responded six minutes later, as Cristian Roldan went on a strong run through midfield and rang the post before Jordan Morris cleaned up the rebound.

Seattle ultimately triumphed after Lodeiro drew a foul in the box on March Burch and converted a 61st-minute penalty. While the Sounders take a one-goal lead to Colorado on Sunday, the Rapids do have an away goal on the board — along with an unbeaten record at Dick's Sporting Goods Park this season.