The Seattle Sounders FC inability to put a game away came back to haunt them in their 1-1 tie with Orlando City SC Wednesday night at Century Link Field.
After taking a 1-0 lead in in the 19th minute on a Wil Bruin goal, the Sounders dominated the rest of the half and all of the second half up until the fourth minute of stoppage time. Scott Sutter scored his first MLS goal to give the visiting Orlando City FC ( 8-3-5) the hard fought draw.
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The story is coming all too familiar for the (5-7-5) Sounders. The inability to put teams away is putting the teams’ aspirations of winning back to back MLS more wishful thinking than reality. The Sounders are eighth place in the Western Conference with the top six teams earning a playoff berth.
The perplexing issue for Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer is that his team his team’s efforts are being plagued momentary laps of execution on offense and defense.
The Sounders are 4-1-3 at home and just 1-6-2 on a road. The Sounders will need to regroup with a quickness as they will travel to Portland to face the third place Portland Timbers (7-7-3) in Cascadia clash.