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Sporting KC vs. Sounders: Highlights, stats and quotes

Sounders move back into first place.

The Seattle Sounders snapped a six-game winless streak at Children’s Mercy Park on Sunday, scoring a 2-1 win over Sporting KC. The Sounders got goals from Cristian Roldan and Will Bruin, withstanding a rally from Sporting KC that saw them pull one goal back and putting on a ton of pressure toward the end.

The Sounders held up, though, and reclaimed the top spot in the Western Conference while still having a game in hand.


Seattle Sounders FC 2 – Sporting Kansas City 1

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Venue: Children’s Mercy Park

Referee: Joe Dickerson

Assistants: Adam Wienckowski, Matthew Nelson

Fourth Official: Silviu Petrescu

VAR: Daniel Radford

Attendance: 19,248

Weather: 84 degrees and clear


SEA – Cristian Roldan (Brad Smith, Josh Atencio) 31’

SEA – Will Bruin 55’

SKC – Johnny Russell 60’


SEA – Nouhou (caution) 16’

SEA – Yeimar (caution) 53’

SEA – Alex Roldan (caution) 86’

SKC – Graham Zusi (caution) 90’+4’


Seattle Sounders FC – Stefan Frei; Alex Roldan, Yeimar, Xavier Arreaga, Nouhou (Shane O’Neill 69’), Brad Smith (Jimmy Medranda 69’); João Paulo (Danny Leyva 85’), Josh Atencio, Cristian Roldan; Will Bruin (Kelyn Rowe 72’), Raúl Ruidíaz

Substitutes not used: Stefan Cleveland, Spencer Richey, Léo Chú, Fredy Montero

Total shots: 8

Shots on goal: 3

Fouls: 13

Offside: 3

Corner-kicks: 2

Saves: 2

Sporting Kansas City – Tim Melia; Andreu Fontas, Graham Zusi, Luis Martins; Ilie Sanchez, Roger Espinoza (Remi Walter 57’), Gadi Kinda, Jose Mauri (Nicolas Isimat 76’); Johnny Russell, Khiry Shelton, Daniel Salloi

Substitutes not used: Kendall McIntosh, Roberto Puncec, Amandou Dia, Grayson Barber, Cameron Duke, Kaveh Rad, Wilson Harris

Total shots: 14

Shots on goal: 3

Fouls: 11

Offside: 2

Corner-kicks: 9

Saves: 1

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