Rusnak & Arango score in stalemate

LAFC came from behind to salvage a 1-1 draw away at the Seattle Sounders on Saturday afternoon.

With Major League Soccer back to a full schedule after the international break, this was easily the marquee clash of the weekend between the Concacaf Champions League holders and current Supporters’ Shield leaders.

After a goalless first half of limited chances, Seattle struck first with Albert Rusnak picking up a sloppy pass from Maxime Crepeau before driving forward and firing the ball home.

For a while, it looked like that would be enough to seal all three points, but LAFC managed to draw level in the 79th minute with Cristian Arango looping a header beyond Stefan Frei. Minutes earlier, Sounders center-back Xavier Arreaga had been forced out with a hamstring problem, disrupting the Rave Green defense just enough for the Black and Gold to profit.