Published March 13, 2013
SEATTLE – Eddie Johnson scored in the 75th minute to cap the Seattle Sounders' remarkable second-half rally to beat Tigres 3-2 on aggregate and advance to the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals for the first time in franchise history.
Seattle won the second-leg of the quarterfinal series 3-1 and became the first MLS club to oust a Mexican side in a home-and-home series since the format for the tournament was altered five years ago. Seattle will face either Houston or Santos Laguna in the semifinals.
Elias Hernandez scored in the 23rd minute to give Tigres a 2-0 lead in the aggregate, but defenders DeAndre Yedlin and Djimi Traore scored stunning goals from distance early in the second half to give Seattle a chance at rallying against Tigres, which played with 10-men after Manuel Viniegra was given a second yellow card in the 45th minute.