Obafemi Martins

Sounders rally again and grab late equalizer in Vancouver to split points

VANCOUVER, B.C. - Gonzalo Pineda scored a late penalty kick as Seattle Sounders FC (8-3-2, 26 points) tied Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4-2-5, 17 points), 2-2, at BC Place in Vancouver, B.C. on Saturday. 
Seattle remains in first place in the Supporter's Shield race and advances to 0-0-2 in Cascadia Cup matches this season.
The equalizer came in the 82nd minute when Pineda chipped goalkeeper David Ousted on a penalty kick. Seattle's Cam Weaver drew the penalty after being fouled by Jay DeMerit in an attempt to jump for the ball. It was Pineda's first MLS goal.
Seattle struck first in the 36th minute on a goal by Chad Barrett. Barrett received a cross in the middle of the box from Kenny Cooper and directed a snap header to the left side of the net. It was Barrett's second goal of the season.
In the 39th minute Vancouver tied the game at 1-1. On a counter attack, Pedro Morales found Erik Hurtado on the right flank, who then crossed inside and cut back outside to finish with a strike to the far post.
Vancouver took 2-1 lead in the 66th minute when Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei came out of the box to clear a ball. Vancouver's Gershon Koffie received the ball, took a bounce, and sent the ball from long range into the open net.
Seattle nearly took the lead in the 84th minute when Obafemi Martins' shot struck the post. In extra time, Frei made two key stops on attempts by Koffie.
Vancouver had 24 shot attempts (6 on target), while Seattle had 8 shot attempts (2 on target). Seattle overcame an early attack from Vancouver, in which the Whitecaps had 8 shots in the opening 10 minutes.
Sounders FC returns home to face Real Salt Lake on Saturday, May 31 at 1:00 p.m. on the Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field.
Scoring Summary:
SEA- Chad Barrett (Kenny Cooper) 36'
VAN- Erik Hurtado (Pedro Morales) 39'
VAN- Gershon Koffee 66'
SEA- Gonzalo Pineda (penalty) 82'
Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei, Jalil Anibaba, Djimi Traore (Brad Evans 56'), Zach Scott (captain), Leo Gonzalez, Chad Barrett (Cam Weaver 79'), Osvaldo Alonso, Gonzalo Pineda, Marco Pappa, Kenny Cooper (Michael Azira 71'), Obafemi Martins
Substitutes Not Used: Marcus Hahnemann, Dylan Remick, Andy Rose, Tristan Bowen
TOTAL SHOTS: 8 (3 players at 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (two players at 1); FOULS: 11 (Marco Pappa, 3); OFFSIDE: 0; CORNER KICKS: 2 (2 players at 1); SAVES: 4 (Stefan Frei, 4).
Vancouver Whitecaps FC - David Ousted, Nigel Reo-Coker, Andy O' Brien, Jay DeMerit, Jordan Harvey, Sebastian Fernandez (Nicolas Mezquida 71'), Gershon Koffie, Pedro Morales, Matias Laba, Kekuta Manneh (Russell Teibert 79'), Erik HurtadoSubstitutes Not Used: Darren Mattocks, Johnny Leveron, Omar Salgado, Carlyle Mitchell, Paolo TornaghiTOTAL SHOTS: 24 (Gershon Koffie, 8); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Gershon Koffie, 3); FOULS:16 (Matias Laba, 5); OFFSIDE: 0; CORNER KICKS: 7 (Pedro Morales, 6); SAVES: 0.
Misconduct Summary:
VAN- Gershon Koffie (caution) 43'
VAN- Matias Laba (caution) 44'
VAN- Sebastian Fernandez (caution) 66'
SEA- Osvaldo Alonso (caution) 90+2'