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Morris lifts Sounders to 1-1 draw with Toronto FC

July 3, 2016
Seattle Sounders' Jordan Morris, right, winds up for a kick as Toronto FC's Steven Beitashour defends during the second half of an MLS soccer game Saturday, July 2, 2016, in Toronto. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — Jordan Morris scored in the 61st minute goal to lift the Seattle Sounders to a 1-1 draw with Toronto FC on Saturday night.

Seattle almost won it in the 87th when Morris’ raking cross came within inches of bouncing in. But defender Mark Bloom got a piece of his body on the ball to deflect it away.

Jordan Hamilton scored in the 60th to give Toronto (5-6-5) the lead. Sebastian Giovinco’s shot was stopped by goalkeeper Stefan Frei but the ball bounced to an unmarked Hamilton, who stroked a left-footed shot home.

However, seconds after Hamilton emerged from his celebrations with the south side fans, Seattle left back Joevin Jones’ long ball found Morris and the Sounders’ rookie striker curled a shot past Alex Bono for his sixth of the season.

Morris’ goal, only the Sounders’ 14th of the season, ended a 248-minute Seattle (5-9-2) scoring drought.

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