SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC

Fredy Montero helps Sounders draw with FC Cincinnati 1-1

Sep 27, 2022, 10:32 PM | Updated: Sep 29, 2022, 12:10 am

SEATTLE (AP) — Brenner scored in the first half to give FC Cincinnati the lead, but Fredy Montero equalized for Seattle in the second half of a 1-1 draw on Tuesday night that kept the Sounders’ slim playoff hopes alive.

Sounders 1, FC Cincinnati 1: Summary

Brenner scored his 15th goal of the season in the 24th minute on a breakaway after a defensive miscue by Seattle.

Montero pulled Seattle even in the 58th with his fourth goal. But Seattle was unable to find a winning goal on a night the Sounders needed three points.

Seattle has qualified for the MLS Cup playoffs every year of its existence but now must win its final two games of the regular season and get plenty of help from others to keep the streak going.

Cincinnati moved into fifth in the Eastern Conference with two games remaining.

Cincinnati had a major chance to leave with a victory, but Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei came up with a point-blank stop in front of net in the 76th minute after Seattle was reduced to 10-men when Kelyn Rowe was shown a red card.

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