Sounders claim first point in standings
SANTA MONICA — The Sounders have struggled all year to score but not for a lack of effort. They have maintained an average of 15 shots a game — 22 shots on goal in the season opener against LA FC. But, the Sounders were unable to hear that satisfying sound of leather spinning in the net until now.
While the Sounders once again came out flat Sunday afternoon against Sporting KC, it didn’t take too long for them to find their momentum after Sporting KC drew first blood to lead 1-0. Seattle worked its way to the net for the equalizer after trailing for fourteen minutes, but lacked the momentum needed going into the second half.
Seattle has no one else to thank than Will Bruin who stepped up big against Sporting KC and attached his name to both goals. He found the equalizer in the 48th minute after tapping an header off Chad Marshall into the goal to end the half, but he kept the Sounders momentum going in the second, passing the ball off to Cristian Roldan on the right wing who blasted it into the back of the net.
Despite Sporting KC later coming back, the match could be the breakthrough Seattle needed this season. It has totaled 17 shots on goal out of 57 attempts with only two finding their way into the back of the net.