The Seattle Sounders defeated Sporting Kansas City 2-1 to regain the top spot at the Western Conference at MLS on Sunday.
Christian Rodin and Will Bruin scored to raise the Sounders to the West Summit, jumping over host Sporting KC.
Sporting KC has won three consecutive games against Seattle. Since the San Jose Earthquakes in 2012-13, no team has won the franchise four times in a row, so it has been the longest active win against the Sounders.
However, Seattle has finished skid against Sporting KC. Roldan started scoring at Children’s Mercy Park in the 31st minute. There, the Sounders star reached the end of Brad Smith’s cross.
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Bruin doubled his lead against the run of play in the 10th minute of the second half after heading home at the far post.
When the Sounders entered the fixture, they scored a low MLS 20 goals this season, with their opponents scoring only 7.2% of the shots, which was also the lowest in the league. Seattle also exceeded its expected goal this season to 8.1 (20 recognized, 28.1 expected).
The Sounders were beaten by Johnny Russell at the hour mark, but Seattle won two points away from the West Sporting KC.
Elsewhere, Austin, the bottom of the Western Conference, surprised fifth-placed LA Galaxy 2-0, and Chicago Fire drew second-placed Nashville 0-0 east.
– Soccer Sports
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