Charlotte FC vs Seattle Sounders matchup ends in 3-3 tie
In the opening moments of the game, the Seattle Sounders were quick to create scoring opportunities, with the first notable chance arising just three minutes in. Raúl Ruidíaz unleashed a strike, aiming for an early goal, only to be thwarted by an alert Kristijan Kahlina. However, Seattle's persistent offensive display soon paid off. In the 11th minute, they were granted a free-kick that was expertly delivered to Cristian Roldan. Displaying impressive skill, Roldan controlled the ball and calmly slotted it past the charging Kahlina, finding the back of the net.
The lead proved to be short-lived as Charlotte FC quickly capitalized on their own set piece just six minutes later. The Crown earned a corner kick, which was cleared and recycled to Ashley Westwood. He played the ball to Karol Świderski, who made a remarkable effort to prevent it from going out of bounds and delivered a precise cross to an unmarked Jaylin Lindsey on the far post. Lindsey calmly ripped the ball into the net, marking his first goal for the club.
The second half started off slow but there was no stopping these two teams from a thrilling second half.
In the 53rd minute, a counter attack began with Ashley Westwood, and it ended with Westwood providing a breathtaking finish to match Ruidíaz's earlier goal with his own moment of brilliance. Ben Bender received the ball with his back facing the goal inside the penalty box, deftly passing it to a poised Westwood. The captain expertly placed his shot towards the far post, finding the back of the net and securing the equalizing goal in spectacular fashion. Not long afterwards, Bender attempted his own shot at goal but it rattled off the post.
However, Charlotte didn't yield and the equalizing goal would come from an unlikely hero. Patrick Agyemang scored his first career goal, coming off the bench to find the net in the 89th minute. The Crown battled back and salvaged a point in the dying minutes.
Charlotte is 7-3-4 in its last 14 home matches. With tonight’s draw, that makes their record 6-4-8
Both teams are idle next week.