Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy were involved in a 1-1 draw, which gave Real Salt Lake a great opportunity to go top of the table once again. The team was coming into the match against San Jose after having suffered a 2-0 defeat against Seattle Sounders in the previous week. Hence, there was a need for three points from Jason Kreis’ perspective because Seattle have the advantage of having matches in hand over Real Salt Lake. The team needed to win this match against San Jose in order to have a chance of winning the title, but they blew the chance after a 2-1 defeat.
Lenhart scored either side of a goal from Javier Morales in the first half to give the away team three points. All the goals in a match were scored between 18 minutes and 21 minutes in a frantic period. At the end of the day, though, it was Real Salt Lake who were disappointed with the result especially because it was home encounter. After the match, Morales tried to lift his teammates by saying that this result does not mean the end of the day, but it does give Seattle a great chance to win the title.
He has admitted that winning the title from this position will be tough.
“It’s a little bit hard. We have to be realistic. Right now it’s going to be hard. Seattle has more points than us in fewer games than us. Now we have to focus and improve our soccer and our team. If we want to be in the MLS Cup, we have a lot of work,” said Morales. “I probably still won’t be ready to throw in the towel on the Supporters’ Shield. But perhaps I will,” said Kreis after the match. Real Salt Lake will next be playing against Vancouver.