MLS: Sounders leapfrog Sporting KC to reclaim prime spot

Seattle Sounders beat Sporting Kansas Metropolis 2-1 to reclaim prime spot within the Western Convention in MLS on Sunday.

Cristian Roldan and Will Bruin scored to elevate the Sounders to the summit within the west, leapfrogging hosts Sporting KC.

Sporting KC have been on a three-game successful streak towards Seattle – the longest lively successful run towards the Sounders as no crew had gained 4 in a row versus the franchise since San Jose Earthquakes in 2012-13.

However Seattle ended that skid towards Sporting KC – Roldan opened the scoring within the thirty first minute at Youngsters’s Mercy Park, the place the Sounders star bought on the top of Brad Smith’s cross.

Bruin doubled the lead towards the run of play 10 minutes into the second half after heading residence on the far submit.

Coming into the fixture, the Sounders conceded an MLS-low 20 targets this season, with opponents scoring with simply 7.2 per cent of their photographs, additionally lowest within the league. Seattle had additionally outperformed their anticipated targets towards by 8.1 this season (20 conceded, 28.1 anticipated).

The Sounders have been breached by Johnny Russell on the hour mark, however Seattle held on for victory to take a seat two factors away from Sporting KC within the west.

Elsewhere, Austin – backside of the Western Convention – shocked fifth-placed LA Galaxy 2-0, whereas Chicago Hearth held second-placed Nashville to a 0-0 draw within the east.

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