Sounders rally to defeat still-slumping Union, 2-1

Staff writerMay 3, 2014 

— Obafemi Martins and Chad Marshall scored in the second half as Seattle Sounders FC rallied Saturday to beat the Philadelphia Union, 2-1, at CenturyLink Field.

Philadelphia took its lead in the 13th minute when a free kick from about 35 yards sailed into heavy traffic in front of the goal, skimming off Brad Evans’ head and into the net for an own goal.

The Sounders had chances in the second half and finally got one through in the 61st minute when Evans fought for a high ball in the box and nodded it down to Martins, who scored from 6 yards out.

Seattle’s game-winner came in the 84th minute when Marshall headed in a corner kick launched by Marco Pappa.

The win kept Seattle (6-2-1) atop the league standings. Philadelphia fell to 1-4-5.

The Sounders return to action at 7 p.m. Wednesday when FC Dallas visits CenturyLink.

don.ruiz@thenewstribune.com

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