SEATTLE (AP) Gyasi Zardes scored in the first half to give Columbus the lead, but Seattle's Raul Ruidiaz scored on a second penalty-kick attempt midway through the second half as the Crew and Sounders played to a 1-1 draw Saturday night.
The match was overshadowed by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and the Seattle area serving as the epicenter of the virus in the United States. Clearly concern about the virus impacted the attendance at CenturyLink Field as the announced crowd for 33,080 was the smallest for a regular season MLS match in Seattle since the club's inaugural season of 2009.
Columbus jumped on the home side when Zardes came open at the back post and tapped in a cross from Luis Diaz in the 33rd minute. (MORE)