Zusi's goal lifts Sporting KC to 2-2 draw with Sounders

Seattle Sounders defender Chad Marshall, front, heads the ball against Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza, back, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, April 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Graham Zusi and Ilie Sanchez scored to help Sporting Kansas City tie the Seattle Sounders 2-2

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Graham Zusi and Ilie Sanchez scored to help Sporting Kansas City tie the Seattle Sounders 2-2 on Sunday.

Zusi slipped behind the defense and ran onto a long well-played ball from Jimmy Medranda before chipping it over a sliding defender and goalkeeper Stefan Frei in the 78th minute.

Ilie Sanchez converted from the spot to give Sporting (4-1-1) a 1-0 lead in the 34th minute after Johnny Russell drew a foul in the area against Nouhou Tolo.

Will Bruin scored Seattle's first goal of the season, making it 1-1 in the third minute of first-half stoppage time. Nicolas Lodeiro's long throw-in was headed by Chad Marshall on the left side of the box to Bruin, who tapped it in with the outside of his foot from point-blank range. Christian Roldan gave the Sounders (0-3-1) a 2-1 lead in the 73rd with a low one-timer from the top of the box off a feed from Bruin.

Frei made a diving stop of a slow roller by Roger Espinosa in the first minute of injury time.

Seattle snapped a four-game road scoreless streak, the longest in club history.

Sporting is unbeaten in its last five.

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