Zusi, Sanchez score to gain Sport­ing KC a tie ver­sus Seat­tle

The Garden Island - - Morning Briefing -

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Gra­ham Zusi and Ilie Sanchez scored to help Sport­ing Kansas City tie Seat­tle, 2-2.

Zusi slipped be­hind the de­fense and ran onto a long well-played ball from Jimmy Me­dranda be­fore chip­ping it over a slid­ing de­fender and goal­keeper Ste­fan Frei in the 78th minute.

Sanchez con­verted from the spot to give Sport­ing (4-1-1) a 1-0 lead in the 34th minute af­ter Johnny Rus­sell drew a foul in the area against Nouhou Tolo.

Will Bruin scored Seat­tle’s first goal of the sea­son, mak­ing it 1-1 in the third minute of first-half stop­page time. Chris­tian Roldan gave the Sounders (0-3-1) a 2-1 lead in the 73rd with a low one-timer from the top of the box off a feed from Bruin.

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