SEATTLE (AP) — Osvaldo Alonso scored Seattle’s third goal in a 13-minute stretch late in the second half to help the Sounders rally for a 3-3 draw with the New England Revolution on Saturday night.
Trailing 3-0 with 15 minutes of regulation time remaining, Sounders midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro scored to spark the comeback. Will Bruin cut the deficit to 3-2 in the 85th minute, and Alonso tied it in the 88th. Joevin Jones was credited with assists on two of the three goals, while Lodeiro and Gustav Svensson both helped on the final tally.
Rare is a result so dissatisfactory for both sides.
New England (2-3-4) let what once looked like a sure win get away. Seattle (2-2-4) dropped two points most would have heavily favored to get at kickoff.
“What I’m most frustrated about is that those guys put so much effort and so much of themselves into the team and into the game,” Seattle coach Brian Schmetzer said, “and they cannot reward themselves with a performance that gets us all three points. I’m disappointed that we (didn’t) take three at home.”
Revolution forward Juan Agudelo scored twice. The Revolution took the lead in the 15th minute courtesy of a gaffe by Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei. Daigo Kobayashi’s shot from well outside the penalty box was tame, but the ball was still able to sneak through Frei’s body before rolling into the back of the net.
“I didn’t take my eye off the ball,” Frei said. “It moved. I made a blunder. I gifted them a goal. … An error on my part. It’s as simple as that.”
Agudelo scored on a header 11 minutes later, then made it 3-0 early in the second half when he finished off a New England counterattack.
Seattle finished with 74 percent of the possession and a 26-8 edge in shots. The Sounders scored…