MLS: Seattle Sounders beat New York Red Bulls to record first win
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 20/03/17 8:31am
Reigning MLS champions Seattle Sounders recorded their first win of the season with a comfortable 3-1 victory over New York Red Bulls on Sunday.
Goals from Clint Dempsey, Jordan Morris and Harry Shipp earned the three points for Sounders and ensured the Red Bulls' unbeaten run in the regular season ends at 18 games, one shy of the league record.
Dempsey put Sounders ahead from the spot in the first half, only for Bradley Wright-Phillips to level just before the hour with a header
However, Morris restored the hosts' lead nine minutes later and Shipp made the game safe with 11 minutes remaining.
"Today was a very good game, but it's still a work in progress," said Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer said. "I'm not going to put any pressure or crown us kings of this very competitive league yet.
"But I do think that some of the potential that is there certainly puts us with all of the top teams in our league. So it's just a matter of making sure we continue to work."