Seattle Sounders 3-0 Sporting Kansas City: Seattle dominates to continue unbeaten homestand
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The Seattle Sounders remained unbeaten on their current homestand, thrashing Sporting Kansas City 3-0 at Lumen Field.

Goals from Will Bruin, Jordan Morris and Cristian Roldan ensured the Sounders of a third victory to go along with a draw after four of their five consecutive matches at home.

Story of the match

The Sounders were off and running in the eighth minute as a cross by Cristian Roldan found Morris at the back post and he headed past Tim Meila to put Seattle in front.

In the 34th minute, Kansas City had their best chance of the match as Khiry Shelton got on the end of a Johnny Russell cross, his shot hitting the underside of the crossbar, but the play was ruled offsides.

A minute later, Russell beat Nouhou for pace and appeared to be on his way towards goal, but the Seattle defender recovered to make a key intervention.

Just before halftime, Morris sprung Cristian Roldan free down the left inside the penalty area, but Meila came off his line to make a fine save.

The visitors began to apply more pressure as Alex Roldan had to cut out a cross by Graham Zusi and Cameron Duke's effort went out for a goal kick.

On 52 minutes, the hosts thought they had a penalty when Cristan Roldan's cross eventually made contact with the hand of Zusi, but no call was made.

Russell was left unmarked on a Felipe Hernandez corner kick, but his shot was into the waiting arms of goalkeeper Stefan Frei.

The lead was doubled in the 71st minute as Nouhou sent in a looping cross that Morris headed in from the edge of the six-yard box.

Neat interplay from Leo Chu saw him release Morris into space and he sent it to the far post where Cristian Roldan was on hand to finish and make it 3-0.

With 10 minutes remaining, Meila saved from Morris and the Sounders missed further chances from Fredy Montero and Jimmy Medranda to increase their advantage.

Man of the match: Will Brian

Starting in place of the injured Raul Ruidiaz, he played superbly as Seattle's number nine and was a force inside the 18-yard box the entire match.