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Dom Dwyer gives Sporting KC 1-1 tie with Seattle Sounders

 (Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

Dominic Dwyer (pictured) scored in the 79th minute to give Sporting Kansas City a 1-1 draw with the Seattle Sounders on Sunday in Kansas City, Kansas, further tightening the top of the MLS Western Conference standings. The Sounders opened the scoring in the 32nd minute when Obafemi Martins shouldered off defender Kevin Ellis to finish a long ball from Gonzalo Pineda for his 14th goal. Sporting KC’s goal came 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. The Sounders have three games left. – Associated Press


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