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Clint Dempsey has hat trick; Sounders beat Orlando City 3-1

Orlando City’s Cyle Larin tries to shoot in front of Seattle Sounders defender Brad Evans during an MLS soccer game Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. in Orlando, Fla. (Jacob Langston / Associated Press)
Orlando City’s Cyle Larin tries to shoot in front of Seattle Sounders defender Brad Evans during an MLS soccer game Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. in Orlando, Fla. (Jacob Langston / Associated Press)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Clint Dempsey had his second-career MLS hat trick and the Seattle Sounders beat Orlando City 3-1 on Sunday night to end a three-game winless streak.

Dempsey put the Sounders (7-12-3) up 2-1 in the 37th minute, tapping a right-footer from the top of the 6-yard box into an open net. Christian Roldan lofted a pass from near midfield to Jordan Morris near the top of the box. Morris, as goalkeeper Joe Bendik charged, dropped a soft pass to Dempsey for the finish.

Seb Hines gave Orlando City (5-6-11) a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute.

Dempsey hammered home a cross from Tyrone Mears in the 14th to tie it, and capped the scoring – on a goal nearly identical to his second of the game – in the 48th.

Nicholas Lodeiro, who signed with the Sounders on July 27, and Morris each had two assists.

Orlando City had its three-game unbeaten streak snapped.


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