Heading to Toronto on short rest two weakened teams played a largely passive match that did not open up until the second half. Then the goals appeared. Mere seconds after Jordan Hamilton put Toronto FC up 1-nil Jordan Morris responded with his own goal. Technically Hamilton scored in the 60th minute and Morris in the 61st. Seattle Sounders end their losing streak with a road point.
While the game would end with that 1-1 scoreline, the second half despite featuring many players from both teams that had played midweek, was much more entertaining. Both teams were goal dangerous.
In the first half only TFC threatened significantly. Seattle was quite fortunate to get to half with a zero-zero score. But that gave them the opportunity to gather, and recover their intent.
For the final forty-five the Sounders pressured better and though they played with a lone forward up top, got the goal they needed.
Tony Alfaro entered for Chad Marshall in the 51st minute. He had a single passing error, but for the most part looked like a defender who deserves more time.
The subs continued to insert players that earned the win against RSL in the Open Cup. Nelson Haedo Valdez entered for Andreas Ivanschitz which switched the team to a 4-4-2 for the final 19 minutes. Later Herculez Gomez came on for Aaron Kovar in the 85th minute.
Seattle nearly won it on a pass across the goal mouth from Morris. Valdez' tap-in was blocked by TFC and the ball rolled just wide of the post.
The Sounders next game is a friendly against West Ham on Tuesday evening. They continue MLS play on Saturday July 9th hosting the LA Galaxy.