Dwyer Gives Sporting KC 1-1 Tie With Seattle Sounders
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Dominic Dwyer scored in the 79th minute to give Sporting Kansas City a 1-1 draw with the Seattle Sounders on Sunday, further tightening the Western Conference standings.
The Sounders opened the scoring in the 31st minute when Obafemi Martins shouldered off defender Kevin Ellis to finish a long ball from Gonzalo Pineda for his 14th goal.
Sporting KC scored five minutes after Dwyer entered the game. Jacob Peterson fed Amadou Dia on a nice overlap on the left side of the box for a low cross that a sliding Dwyer on the right side redirected past keeper Stefan Frie. It was his 11th goal.
Seattle (14-13-4, 46 points) is fourth in the Western Conference, four points behind first-place Los Angeles. Kansas City (12-9-9) is fifth, a point behind Seattle.