Jaqua tried to open his 2011 account, barely missing out on several occasions before being substituted for by Roger Levesque at 72 minutes.
Three minutes later, Toronto’s Mikael Yourassowsky was whistled for a handball in the box. Evans lined up the penalty and quickly made the score 3-0 for Seattle.
Toronto managed to get some offense going late; Yourassowsky forced Seattle keeper Kasey Keller to make an acrobatic save on a shot in the final minutes.
Man of the Match:
It has to be Brad Evans. Evans led the way for his team, scoring two goals and assisting on the first goal by Fernandez. Evans has been a frustrating player for me to watch. He can be brilliant at times and head pounding frustrating, sometimes at the same time.
Evans came through golden against Toronto, as did the whole Sounders team. This win is their second straight shutout win and runs the unbeaten streak to a team-tying record six matches.
All the emotions could have turned out very different. Seattle could have taken the loss of three important players and gone down the drain. The results, and the support from the supporters, show that even if injuries hurt the team's depth, the Sounders aren’t going down without a fight.
The Seattle Sounders play its next two matches on the road. It plays against DC United on Wednesday and then takes on Columbus on Saturday. Rosales is expected back soon.