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Sounders, Union draw

Sun., May 5, 2013

Two Seattle players receive red cards

CHESTER, Pa. – Mauro Rosales scored a goal in the 64th minute to give the Seattle Sounders a 2-2 Major League Soccer draw on the road against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.

Danny Cruz scored twice for the Union (3-3-3), who remained undefeated at home, but probably expected better against the Sounders.

After Rosales got the equalizer for Seattle (1-3-3), the match got chippy. Seattle’s Lamar Neagle and Philadelphia’s Sheanon Williams were shown red cards in the 85th minute following a scuffle. Five minutes later, Seattle’s DeAndre Yedlin was sent off at the beginning of stoppage time, reducing the Sounders to nine men.

All three players will miss their next match.

Eddie Johnson also scored for Seattle after missing the previous two matches with a hamstring injury.

“I thought we had some chances earlier in the game that we should have done a little more with and obviously they came back and had chances,” Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid said. “It could have been 5-5. It was a pretty open game, a pretty attack-minded game.”

Johnson’s goal was his second of the year and it was the team’s first headed goal of the year.

“It is good for confidence. I missed three games, and at the end of the day the good goal scorers have rhythm just playing game after game after game,” Johnson said. “That’s how you get your sharpness and confidence.”

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