Sounders FC and Tottenham Hotspur play to thrilling 3-3 draw in friendly

Seattle Sounders FC played to a 3-3 draw against Tottenham Hotspur in an international friendly on Saturday afternoon on the Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field. Today's match marked the eighth time Sounders FC has hosted an international friendly, including the fourth meeting with an English Premier League side.

Spurs began the scoring in the 11th minute when Lewis Holtby scored on a streaking header as he received Harry Kane's cross on a counter attack.

Sounders FC leveled the game in the 33rd minute on a penalty kick from Gonzalo Pineda. Chad Marshall suffered a foul in the penalty area on a corner kick to set up the goal. It marked the third time in 2014 that Pineda has converted a penalty kick.

Seattle took the lead in the 49th minute with a goal by Osvaldo Alonso. Alonso gathered a pass in open space and struck a 35-yard shot that hit the bottom of the crossbar and past Spurs keeper Brad Friedel.

Tottenham Hotspur scored the equalizer in the 55th minute when Roberto Soldado was issued a penalty kick after suffering a foul in the box, and he converted the shot past Stefan Frei to even the game 2-2.

Sounders FC regained the lead in the 79th minute with Tristan Bowen's first club goal. Sean Okoli took the ball down the left side from midfield and crossed to Bowen, who tapped in the goal after entering the game less than a minute earlier.

In the 82nd minute, Tottenham Hotspur tied the game at 3-3 on a penalty kick by Yago Falque after a Seattle hand ball in the box.

The match featured Clint Dempsey's first appearance against Tottenham Hotspur since joining Sounders FC last season. Dempsey made 43 appearances for Spurs in 2012-2013, scoring 12 goals.

Seattle returns to MLS action on July 28 with a home match against the Los Angeles Galaxy. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. PT on the Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field.

Scoring Summary:
TOT- Lewis Holtby (Harry Kane) 11'
SEA- Gonzalo Pineda (penalty kick) 33'
SEA- Osvaldo Alonso 49'
TOT- Roberto Soldado (penalty kick) 54'
SEA- Tristan Bowen (Sean Okoli) 79'
TOT- Yago Falque (penalty kick) 82'

Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei (Josh Ford 78), DeAndre Yedlin, Chad Marshall (Djimi Traore 63), Zach Scott, Jalil Anibaba, Lamar Neagle (Tristan Bowen 78), Osvaldo Alonso, Gonzalo Pineda (Michael Azira 90), Marco Pappa (Aaron Kovar 75), Obafemi Martins (Kenny Cooper 63), Clint Dempsey (Sean Okoli 75).

Substitutes Not Used: Dylan Remick, Chad Barrett, Fabio Pereira, Cam Weaver, Aaron Long.

TOTAL SHOTS: 17; SHOTS ON GOAL: 8; FOULS: 11; OFFSIDE: 6; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 3.

Tottenham Hotspur - Brad Friedel, Danny Rose (Milos Veljkovic 45), Kyle Naughton (Ryan Fredericks 45), Michael Dawson (Younes Kaboul 45), Ezekiel Fryers, Aaron Lennon (Cristian Cebellos 45), Lewis Holtby (Yago Falque 68'), Etienne Capoue (Ryan Mason 63), Andros Townsend (Erik Lamela 45), Tom Carroll, Harry Kane (Roberto Soldado 45').

Substitutes Not Used: Luke McGee, Kyle Walker, Christian Eriksen, Gylfi Sigurdsson.

TOTAL SHOTS: 14; SHOTS ON GOAL: 6; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE: 0; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 4.

Misconduct Summary:
SEA- Gonzalo Pineda (caution) 29'
SEA- Zach Scott (caution) 70'
TOT- Cristan Ceballos (86')
TOT- Roberto Soldado (caution) 89'
SEA- Osvaldo Alonso (caution) 89'

Referee: Ted Unkel
Referee's Assistants: Marco Arruda, Isreal Fernandez
4th Official: Ismail Elfath
Attendance: 55,349
Time of Game: 1:52
Weather: Cloudy and 71 Degrees

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