Sounders rally for 2-2 tie, spoiling Impact’s home opener

Montreal Impact’s Matteo Mancosu, right, challenges Seattle Sounders Roman Torres during the first half of a MLS soccer game, Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

MONTREAL (AP) — Nicolas Lodeiro and Will Bruin scored in the final 10 minutes of play to give the defending MLS champion Seattle Sounders a 2-2 tie with the Montreal Impact on Saturday night.

Lodeiro scored from the penalty spot in the 83rd minute, and Bruin tied it in injury time for Seattle (0-1-1).

Matteo Mancosu and Ignacio Piatti each scored for the Impact (0-1-1) in front of a crowd of 34,373 at Olympic Stadium.

Mancosu opened the scoring in the 17th minute. Patrice Bernier got the ball to Ignacio Piatti, who found Mancosu on a run behind the defense. The Italian made a move to the left and slotted the ball into an open goal.

Montreal struck again in the 51st when Piatti was able to charge in and score on a low shot.

The crowd booed as referee Jair Marrufo pointed to the spot when substitute Oneil Fisher went down easily after a brush with Laurent Ciman just inside the 18-yard box. Lodeiro made no mistake with a low shot.

The Sounders appeared to have tied it in the 90th on a give-and-go between Jordan Morris and Clint Dempsey, but it was nullified by a hand ball call. But moments later, Cristian Roldan’s cross from the right side was headed down by Jordan Morris, and Bruin slammed it in.

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