MLS Play Offs: Morris Hattrick Inspires Seattle Past Dallas

Seattle and Dallas played out one of the Western Conference’s most memorable Play Off first rounds ever witnessed, with the Sounders sealing their place in round two thanks to a last-gasp hattrick from Jordan Morris. Arriving with a second place finish in the Western Conference and a subsequent homefield advantage at CenturyLink Field, Seattle were heavy favourites in soccer betting markets at -125, though we did predict in our preview that FC Dallas could have caused more problems than their +333 outsider tag would indicate.

Whilst Dallas had outscored and conceded fewer than Seattle in the Western Conference this year, it looked as though it would be a case of everything falling into place when the Sounders burst into a 2-0 lead after just 22 minutes thanks to Raul Ruidiaz and Morris’ first of the game. Reggie Cannon and Matt Hedges equalised for Dallas in minutes 39 and 64 as the game sparked into life and both sides’ defence coaches slumped deeper into their chairs.

Morris’ deft finish in the 74th minute looked like it might have been the winner for a time, however Dallas’ Bryan Acosta’s unchecked passage at the back post wasn’t picked up, presenting an easy chance and pushing the game into extra-time. Facing what looked like an increasingly tired Seattle side, Dallas actually looked the better side for most of extra-time, though their defensive weakness would come back to haunt them again in the 113th minute.

Morris’ header might have been his final action of the game, but it sealed his hattrick and proved to be a fitting finale for what should be remembered as an absolute classic. Seattle move onto a tough fixture against an energetic Real Salt Lake side on October 23rd and remain +900 outsiders to lift this year’s MLS Cup.

  • William Hill Casino

    $500 Risk Free Bet

    To be eligible for this Promotion, all eligible Patrons must place their first real money sports wager via the William Hill mobile app or desktop site, within 7 days of opening a William Hill NJ Account. If their Qualifying Wager is graded as a Loss the Participant will earn a one-time Free Bet token equal to the lessor of: 1) The full value of the Qualifying Wager or 2) $500 (“Free Bet(s).
  • 888 Sport

    $500 Welcome Bonus

    Player must be at least 21 years old, located in New Jersey, has completed the full registration process with, makes a first deposit equal to or greater than $10 and may be entitled to a Welcome Bonus of 100% up to $500 on the players first deposit at
  • Bet America

    Bet $50 Get $50 [code: BET50]

    Join BetAmerica today for an exclusive Bet $50 and Get $50 using code [BET50] on your next sports bet. Register today and enjoy our Freeplay contests where you can use your sports and casino knowledge to win $1000's in prizes every week.
  • Unibet Sportsbook

    Play Now

    Join Unibet Sportsbook today and once you add funds, we'll insure your first cash bet - get up to $500 back if you don't hit a winner. Make your first cash bet on any event. If your first settled cash bet loses, you will receive a refund to your account equal to the amount of your losing wager (up to $500). Your first cash bet ($10 or over) will qualify. You will receive the refund within 72 hours.
  • SugarHouse

    100% Up To $250 Deposit Match Bonus

    Player must create a new account, make a first deposit up to $250 to get a Deposit Match Bonus. Use code 250MATCH.
  • Caesars

    $1,001 Free Bet

    Make your first deposit and we will match your first sports bet up to $1,001! Cash bet must have minimum odds of -200. On Parlay wagers, each legs must have odds of -200 or greater.
  • FanDuel Sportsbook

    $1000 Risk Free Bet

    New Sportsbook Customers Only. Join FanDuel Sportsbook today and make your first bet. If you lose, we'll give you a refund of up to $1,000 in site credit (within 72h). Your first bet will qualify (If you have multiple selections on one betslip, it will be the first selection you made)
  • Draft Kings Sportsbook

    Get a deposit bonus up to $1,000!

    Join Draft Kings today and with your first deposit of $5 or more, start earning towards a deposit bonus of $1,000. A user’s first deposit (min. $5) made before 02/27/2022 qualifies the user to receive up to $1,000 in bonus funds in the form of site credits that can only be used on DraftKings. Bonus amount is equal to 20% of that deposit amount, not to exceed $1,000 (the user must deposit $5,000 to be eligible to receive the maximum possible bonus amount of $1,000).

Latest news