Harry Shipp (19) celebrates his game-winning goal with his Sounders teammates Sunday in Seattle. (Charis Wilson/Sounders FC).

Harry Shipp (19) celebrates his game-winning goal with his Sounders teammates Sunday in Seattle. (Charis Wilson/Sounders FC).

Shipp’s goal in the 71st minute lifts Sounders past Atlanta

The victory keeps Seattle unbeaten at home this season.

  • By Kevin Brown Herald Writer
  • Sunday, July 14, 2019 6:28pm
  • SportsSounders

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SEATTLE — Raul Ruidiaz and Harry Shipp scored to help the Seattle Sounders beat Atlanta United 2-1 in Major League Soccer action Sunday.

The win extended Seattle’s home unbeaten streak to 13 games (11-0-2), tied for second in club history and one shy of the club record. The Sounders have won three of their past four games. The victory also moved Seattle into second place in the Western Conference, one point ahead of the third-place LA Galaxy and two points ahead of Minnesota United.

Shipp bounced a header into the net to break a 1-1 tie in the 71st minute. Jordan Morris stole a pass from Leandro Gonzalez Pirez in the attacking half and tapped the ball to Nicolas Lodeiro, whose through pass led Morris toward the end line. Morris chipped a first-timer to Shipp for the finish from the corner of the 6-yard box.

Ruidiaz opened the scoring in the 58th minute. He chest-trapped a pass from Cristian Roldan, beat one defender and lobbed the ball over another before finishing with a volley from the center of the area.

Atlanta’s Josef Martinez headed home a corner kick from Gonzalo Martínez to tie the game in the 65th minute. Martnez has eight goals in his past five starts and 13 overall. Atlanta (9-8-3) is winless in its past three games.

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