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Dwyer's late goal lifts Sporting KC to a 1-1 draw with Seattle Sounders


KANSAS CITY, Kansas — Dominic Dwyer scored in the 79th minute to give Sporting Kansas City a 1-1 draw with the Seattle Sounders on Sunday, further tightening the Western Conference standings.

The Sounders opened the scoring in the 31st minute when shouldered off defender to finish a long ball from for his 14th goal.

Sporting KC scored five minutes after Dwyer entered the game. fed on a nice overlap on the left side of the box for a low cross that a sliding Dwyer on the right side redirected past keeper Stefan Frie. It was his 11th goal.

Seattle (14-13-4, 46 points) is fourth in the Western Conference, four points behind first-place Los Angeles. Kansas City (12-9-9) is fifth, a point behind Seattle.

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