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Seattle Sounders 3 New York Red Bulls 1: Champions celebrate first win

Goal.com logo Goal.com 20-03-2017

The Seattle Sounders recorded their first win of the MLS season with a 3-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Sunday.

Celebrating their first championship in their home opener at CenturyLink Field, the Sounders needed second-half goals from Jordan Morris and Harry Shipp to get past the Red Bulls.

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Clint Dempsey had opened the scoring from the penalty spot, but his effort was canceled out by Bradley Wright-Phillips in the 57th minute.

But Morris and Shipp saw Seattle to its first win of the campaign, lifting the club into sixth in the Western Conference, while the Red Bulls' perfect start to the season came to an end.

Dempsey put the hosts ahead from the spot after Morris was brought down by goalkeeper Luis Robles, who was done no favors by a poor Damien Perrinelle back-pass.

The equalizer came via Wright-Phillips, who headed in a cross from Sal Zizzo from the right flank.

Morris restored Seattle's advantage in the 66th minute, heading in a clipped Nicolas Lodeiro cross to make it 2-1 after a clever nutmeg from Joevin Jones.

Shipp scored the sealer, redirecting a Jones effort from range to complete the win.

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