2) Jordan Morris proves his worth
One of the main issues for the Sounders this season has been scoring goals. The chances were still been created, but they weren't being converted frequently enough.
Some pointed to the absence of Raul Ruidiaz, who has appeared in less than half of the Sounders' regular season games due to several injury issues. However, as we wrote last week, there is still enough talent on the roster to pick up the scoring slack.
Arguably top of the pile is Morris, who entered Saturday tied with Ruidiez for the team-lead with five MLS goals. There was even talk about moving the Seattle native full-time into the main striker position during his teammate's absence.
In the end, Will Bruin filled the role and Morris remained on the left wing. However, this didn't stop the latter taking the opportunity to prove how important he was to the team.
Right from the word go, Morris was a constant problem for the Rapids with his runs all over the field and almost scoring on three occasions. The closest of the three came in the 37th minute, when he brilliantly created a shot which sneaked under William Yarbrough, before the Colorado goalie managed to fall on the ball.
Morris finally got the goal his hard work and creativity deserved, in the 43rd minute. Played through on goal by Jimmy Medranda, the 27-year-old exquisitely chipped the ball over Yarbrough to equalize.
The second half brought more of the same from Morris, with his perseverance eventually resulting in him winning the penalty which Lodeiro scored. Overall, if Morris can continue to perform like he did on Saturday, the Sounders are going to be just fine.