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2016 USA Major League Soccer, Regular Season 2016
  • Seb Hines (7')
  • Clint Dempsey (14', 37', 48')

Clint Dempsey hat trick in Seattle Sounders' win vs. Orlando City

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Video via MLS: Orlando City 1-3 Seattle (3:54)

Seattle's new three-pronged attack overwhelmed Orlando City, as the Sounders ended the Lions' 17-match home unbeaten run in a 3-1 win. (3:54)

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 six-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 had Orlando City (5-6-11) in front at 1-0 lead in the seventh minute, but the lead wouldn't last.

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 minute.

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.

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 LAFC 16 +26 37
2 LA Galaxy 17 +5 31
3 Seattle Sounders FC 16 +5 26
4 FC Dallas 17 +3 25
5 Houston Dynamo 14 +3 24
6 Minnesota United FC 16 -2 21
7 Real Salt Lake 16 -6 20
8 San Jose Earthquakes 15 -4 19
9 Sporting Kansas City 16 0 19
10 Vancouver Whitecaps 17 -3 19
11 Portland Timbers 14 -3 17
12 Colorado Rapids 17 -9 16

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Philadelphia Union 17 +11 31
2 Montreal Impact 18 -7 27
3 DC United 17 +5 27
4 Atlanta United FC 15 +8 26
5 New York Red Bulls 16 +8 24
6 New York City FC 14 +6 23
7 Toronto FC 16 -2 19
8 Chicago Fire 17 +1 19
9 Orlando City SC 15 +1 18
10 Columbus Crew SC 17 -9 17
11 New England Revolution 16 -16 16
12 FC Cincinnati 17 -21 11