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2019 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Raúl Ruidíaz (19')
  • Handwalla Bwana (68')
  • Christopher Mueller (75')

Seattle Sounders maintain undefeated home record at Orlando City's expense

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Sounders extend Orlando's losing streak to 3 (2:10)

The Seattle Sounders attacks from the flanks proved too much for Orlando City with a 2-1 win for the home side at CenturyLink Field. (2:10)

Raul Ruidiaz, regaining his form after missing five matches because of injury, scored the opening goal as the Seattle Sounders remained undefeated at home with a 2-1 victory against Orlando City on Wednesday night at CenturyLink Field.

Handwalla Bwana, who came on as a substitute for an injured Jordan Morris early in the second half, also scored for the Sounders (7-1-4, 25 points), who extended their unbeaten streak to five matches and moved into second place in the Western Conference.

Orlando City (3-6-3, 12 points) lost its third game in a row but snapped its scoreless streak after 327 minutes on Chris Mueller's late goal. The Lions played their second straight match without Nani, who leads the team in both goals (five) and assists (four), because of a calf injury.

Ruidiaz scored three goals in the first three matches of the season before suffering a heel contusion that forced him to miss five games. The goal was Ruidiaz's first since March 16 at Chicago and tied him with Morris for the team lead with four.

Ruidiaz's goal came in the 19th minute. Midfielder Harry Shipp and defender Brad Smith worked a nifty give-and-go at the top of the Orlando City 18-yard box, springing Smith free down the left wing. Smith nearly reached the end line before sending a low cross that was just out of the reach of diving goalkeeper Greg Ranjitsingh. The ball went through to Ruidiaz, who tapped it into an empty net from 4 yards out.

Bwana tallied on a half-volley from 10 yards after taking a cross from Nicolas Lodeiro in the 68th minute. It was Bwana's first goal of the season.

Mueller scored in the 75th minute, just two minutes after coming on as a substitute. Mueller took a pass from Dillon Powers in the final third and dribbled near the top of the penalty area, where he stepped past a defender and unleashed a 20-yard, left-footed shot that made its way into the lower right corner of the net.

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Philadelphia Union 23 +9 39
2 Atlanta United FC 22 +10 36
3 DC United 23 +5 35
4 New York Red Bulls 22 +6 34
5 New York City FC 19 +10 32
6 Montreal Impact 23 -11 30
7 New England Revolution 22 -8 30
8 Toronto FC 22 -1 29
9 Orlando City SC 22 0 26
10 Chicago Fire 23 -1 23
11 Columbus Crew SC 23 -13 21
12 FC Cincinnati 22 -30 17

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 LAFC 21 +35 46
2 LA Galaxy 21 +3 37
3 Seattle Sounders FC 21 +4 35
4 Minnesota United FC 21 +8 34
5 San Jose Earthquakes 21 +4 34
6 FC Dallas 22 +5 32
7 Real Salt Lake 21 0 30
8 Houston Dynamo 21 -2 30
9 Portland Timbers 20 -1 28
10 Sporting Kansas City 21 -4 25
11 Colorado Rapids 21 -10 20
12 Vancouver Whitecaps 23 -18 20