A pair of goals from Raul Ruidiaz and Handwalla Bwana helped improve Seattle Sounders FC (7-1-4, 25 points )home record to (6-0-2) after a 2-1 win over Orlando City (3-6-3, 12 points) Wednesday night at CenturyLink Field. While the game was sloppy at times it was the Rave Green’s second consecutive win in five days. The win also pushed the Sounders unbeaten home record to 11 games.
- With Wednesday’s result, Sounders FC moves to second place in the Western Conference with 25 points (7-1-4), surpassing third-place LA Galaxy. The Rave Green are now two points behind Supporters’ Shield leader LAFC.
- Sounders FC improved to 4-0-1 all-time against Orlando City in MLS regular-season action.
- Sounders FC stretched its home unbeaten streak to 11 games (9-0-2) dating back to September 29 of last season. Seattle matched its third-highest home unbeaten streak with tonight’s result. The club record for consecutive games unbeaten at CenturyLink Field is 14 (10-0-4) from March 16-September 29, 2013.
- Raúl Ruidíaz scored his fourth goal of the season and is now tied for the team lead with Jordan Morris. He has scored 17 goals in 23 appearances across all competitions since coming to Seattle last summer. Tonight’s marker was his first since March 16 in a 4-2 win at Chicago.
- Handwalla Bwana’s goal was his first in 2019 and the third of his career in 17 regular-season appearances. Two of his three career markers have come against the Lions, as his last goal came at Orlando City on October 17, 2018 in a 2-1 Seattlevictory.
- Nicolás Lodeiro now leads MLS with seven assists this season.
- Brad Smith’s assist was his fourth of the season, which ranks second on the club behind only Lodeiro’s seven. He has recorded three of his four assists at CenturyLink Field, with his lone road helper coming on March 16 in a 4-2 win at Chicago.
- Harry Shipp recorded his first assist of the season, and his first since August 18, 2018 in a 5-0 home win against the LA Galaxy.