Recap: Orlando score late to equalize match at Seattle

A stoppage-time goal from Scott Sutter leveled match for Orlando City as it drew 1-1 against the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field on Wednesday night.

Will Bruin scored in the 19th minute to give the Sounders (5-7-5, 20 points) the lead, but a free kick outside the box taken by Ricardo Kaka connected with Sutter who headed the ball past Stefan Frei in the 94th minute of added time.

Victor PC Giro, who entered the game in the 85th minute for Donny Toia, drew a foul in the final moments to create the opportunity for Kaka before the goal.

Tonight for me was probably one of our better games the entire season,” said Orlando City head coach Jason Kreis. “I thought the way we moved the ball and the way we were getting it into the right spaces, our attacking movements looked great. Really pleased we got something out of this game tonight because I really felt we deserved it.”

It was Orlando City’s second-consecutive game in which a goal was scored in stoppage time to equalize the score.


Seattle’s Will Bruin (center) looking to sway past Orlando City defender Jonathan Spector (right) during a Wednesday night match at CenturyLink Field. (Photo Courtesy of Orlando City)

Here’s how Orlando lined up:

Orlando City XI: Joe Bendik; Toia, Jonathan Spector, Tommy Redding, Sutter; Kaká, Antonio Nocerino, Cristian Higuita, Matias Perez Garcia; Carlos Rivas, Giles Barnes

Orlando City subs: PC, Servando Carrasco, Hadji Barry, Luis Gil, Will Johnson, Jose Aja, Josh Saunders

The Lions improved to 7-5-5 on the Eastern Conference standings, and remain sitting in fourth place with 26 points. Orlando’s away record is 1-4-2.

Three different Orlando City players have scored their first goal for the club in the last two games. MPG and Spector last game at home on June 17, and tonight for Sutter.

Orlando City continues its road trip with a visit to Toyota Park on Saturday for a match against the Chicago Fire at 8:30 p.m. ET. The game will broadcast live on WRDQ 27 and MLS Live.

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