Seattle 4, New York 2: Sutton Gaffe Seals Red Bulls Fate at CenturyLink Field

Did you know that New York goalkeeper Greg Sutton is the only veteran of Division III college soccer currently plying his trade in Major League Soccer?

It’s true, and if he has another night like last night, Sutton, who went to St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY., may be the last.

His 78th-minute gaffe gifted Seattle’s substitute Roger Levesque his second goal of the night and sealed the hosts 4-2 victory in front of a typically raucous crowd of 46,065 at CenturyLink Field (formerly—until yesterday—known as Qwest Field).

See it here:

In their second straight high-scoring, unpredictable affair in the Northwest (after a 3-3 tie at Portland), the Red Bulls battled back from an early (12th-minute) 2-0 deficit to tie the game 2-2 in the second half.

But slack marking on a corner (after two poor set-piece clearances had cost New York earlier) led to Levesque’s first goal, which made it 3–2  just 11 minutes before he pounced on Sutton’s error to clinch the game.

Full match highlights here:

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