Gil converts late penalty kick, Revs tie Sounders 3-3
SEATTLE — Carlos Gil converted a penalty in the 87th minute to give the New England Revolution a 3-3 tie with the Seattle Sounders on Saturday.
The penalty kick was awarded when Seattle’s Jordy Delem was called for a hand ball on Gil’s attempted cross in the penalty area. Gil has nine goals this season.
Michael Mancienne scored in the 27th minute and Gustavo Bou in the 35th to give the Revolution (9-9-7) a 2-1 lead. Marcienne’s goal was his first, and Bou’s was his third in just five MLS games since joining New England in July.
Harry Shipp and Nico Lodeiro scored 1:03 apart midway through the second half to put Seattle (11-7-6) in front 3-2. Shipp’s goal was his second of the game and his fifth of the season. He put the Sounders ahead 1-0 just 1:42 into the game. Lodeiro’s was his fifth.
New England got back on track after its club record-tying 11-game unbeaten streak (7-0-4) ended at home last Saturday with a 3-0 loss to Los Angeles FC. The tie helped Seattle avoid what would have been a club-record third straight home defeat.