Chad Barrett scored his 50th career goal as Seattle Sounders FC (13-7-3, 42 points) tied the San Jose Earthquakes (6-9-7, 25 points), 1-1, on Wednesday evening on the Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field. Seattle moved into a tie for first place for the Supporters' Shield with Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City and improved to 8-3-1 at home against MLS competition.
Seattle took a 1-0 lead on the first possession of the second half. Obafemi Martins found Barrett streaking up the middle, and Martins played the ball into open space in the box. Barrett struck it far post on one touch for the goal, marking his sixth goal of the season and Martins' team-high seventh assist.
Barrett's 50th career goal is tied for 13th among active players and 40th all-time in MLS.
In the 65th minute, San Jose leveled the game at 1-1. Cordell Cato brought the ball far up the left side before crossing it under a diving Stefan Frei, finding Chris Wondolowski for a tap into an empty net.
Seattle had 24 shots, including 13 in the second half. In the final moments, Jon Busch saved a Clint Dempsey header deep in the box. Marco Pappa had a game-high six shots, including two well-struck attempts that barely missed the frame.
With a crowd of 38,909, the match marked Seattle's 100th consecutive sellout.
Sounders FC travels to Portland on Sunday for a Cascadia Cup match against the Timbers. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. PT and will be televised nationally on ESPN2.
SEA - Chad Barrett (Obafemi Martins) 46'
SJ - Chris Wondolowski (Cordell Cato) 65'
Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei, DeAndre Yedlin, Chad Marshall, Djimi Traore, Jalil Anibaba, Kenny Cooper (Lamar Neagle 66'), Osvaldo Alonso, Andy Rose, Marco Pappa (Brad Evans 77'), Chad Barrett (Clint Dempsey 71'), Obafemi Martins
Substitutes Not Used: Marcus Hahnemann, Michael Azira, Leo Gonzalez, Zach Scott
TOTAL SHOTS: 24 (Marco Pappa, 6); SHOTS ON GOAL: 7 (Barrett, 2); FOULS: 14 (3 tied at 3); OFFSIDE: 1 (Obafemi Martins, 1); CORNER KICKS: 9 (Pappa, 4); SAVES: 2 (Frei, 2).
San Jose Earthquakes - Jon Busch, Ty Harden, Victor Bernardez (Shaun Francis 79'), Jason Hernandez, Jordan Stewart, Atiba Harris, Sam Cronin, JJ Koval, Shea Salinas (Cordell Cato 45'), Tommy Thompson (Adam Jahn 87'), Chris Wondolowski
Substitutes Not Used: Bryan Meredith, Brandon Barklage, Adam Jahn, Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi, Khari Stephenson
TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (5 tied at 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (3 tied at 1); FOULS: 8 (3 tied at 2); OFFSIDE: 2 (2 tied at 2); CORNER KICKS: 1 (Cronin, 1); SAVES: 6 (Busch, 6) .
SEA- DeAndre Yedlin (caution) 29'
SEA- Obafemi Martins (caution) 77'
SJ- JJ Koval (caution) 90'
Referee: Drew Fischer
Referee's Assistants: Fabio Tovar and Marco Arruda
4th Official: Baboucarr Jallow
Time of Game: 1:50
Weather: Sunny and 72 degrees