The Seattle Sounders drew Minnesota United 1-1 on Sunday afternoon at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minn. Sounders defender Yeimar opened the scoring in the first half before his own goal in the second half split the points.
The Sounders took the lead in the 17th minute when Nicolás Lodeiro’s beautiful cross from the left side picked out Yeimar in the middle of the box, and the big Colombian center back headed home his second goal of the season.
Minnesota’s best chance of the opening half came in the 37th minute when Michael Boxall put his header from close range over the crossbar.
The Loons equalized in the 56th minute when Yeimar rose for an attempted clearance off an Emanuel Reynoso free kick, but Yeimar accidentally headed it backward and past Stefan Frei.
Alex Roldan had a great strike in the 63rd minute when he cut inside from the right side of the box, and his left-footed effort was parried away by Dayne St. Clair.
Frei matched St. Clair at the other end just five minutes later when he got down to his left to deny a close chance from Hassani Dotson.
Frei made another key save in the 86th minute when he got down to his right and pushed a laser of a left-footed shot from distance by Ismael Tajouri-Shradi out for a corner.
Minnesota streak continues
The Sounders improved their MLS-record series advantage over the Loons and extended their record to 11-1-2 in 14 all-time meetings. Seattle’s record over Minnesota is the best for any single team against a single opponent it’s played at least 10 times in league history.
Up to third
With the road point, the Sounders rise to third in a tightly contested Western Conference. The Sounders end the weekend on 37 points from 26 matches.
Three-match week coming
Seattle will play its second away match in four days when the club heads to Texas to take on Austin FC at Q2 Stadium on Wednesday (5:30 p.m. PT; Watch on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV). The Sounders then return home next Saturday for a huge rivalry clash with the Portland Timbers (7:30 p.m. PT; Watch on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV | TICKETS).