COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nicolas Lodeiro scored his second goal in the sixth minute of second-half stoppage time, lifting the Seattle Sounders over the Columbus Crew 2-1 on Saturday night.
Seattle’s Kelvin Leerdam hit the crossbar on a free kick in the 94th minute, then Lodeiro headed a deflected cross into the right corner as the Sounders (9-5-5) won their second game in their past three.
Lodeiro tied it with a penalty kick in the 56th after the Crew’s David Guzman took Lodeiro down in the area.
In the 13th minute, Seattle’s Danny Leyva was late to defend a pass that Pedro Santos got to first, and the referee pointed to the spot immediately after Leyva tripped Santos.
Santos converted the penalty, finishing into the right corner to end the Crew’s three-game scoring drought. It was their first lead since the beginning of June. Columbus (5-13-2) lost its fourth in a row; its winless streak is now at eight games.
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