Arrow-right Camera
Sports

Sounders pull off late tie on the road

CHESTER, Pa. – The driving wind and pouring rain seemed somewhat Seattle-esque, but little else in Sounders FC’s road game Saturday against the Philadelphia Union (3-1-1) was comfortable.

Facing monsoon-like conditions and a tough, physical, defensive-minded opponent, Seattle trailed 1-0 late in the game to a team that had given up only one goal in its first four games.

Enter the drama.

Scrambling for an equalizer in stoppage time, Seattle found it in crowd-stunning fashion when second-half substitute Alvaro Fernandez confidently headed in a cross from Fredy Montero to secure a 1-1 tie at PPL Park.

“We were behind, so when I went in I knew we needed to score,” said Fernandez, who narrowly missed a goal in the 78th minute. “The first chance unfortunately didn’t go in, but thankfully the second one went in.”

It was the second straight draw for the Sounders (1-2-3) on the road and extended their unbeaten streak to four.

“One like this feels like a victory,” midfielder Brad Evans said.

The late boost on offense came when coach Sigi Schmid substituted in an extra forward in the 66th minute in place of a defender, resulting in an attack-minded 3-5-2 formation.

Subscribe to the sports newsletter

Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.


Powered by Fastenall

Asking the right questions of your CBD company

Bluegrass Hemp Oil in Spokane Valley offers a variety of products that can be very effective for helping with some health conditions. (Courtesy BHO)

If you are like most CBD (cannabidiol) curious consumers, you’ve heard CBD can help with many ailments.