SANDY, Utah (AP) — Pablo Ruiz scored his first MLS goal, Justen Glad also scored and Real Salt Lake tied the Seattle Sounders 2-2 on Wednesday night.
Real Salt Lake played for the first time since owner owner Dell Loy Hansen decided to sell his soccer teams in the wake of reports that he made racist comments. Hansen’s Utah Soccer Holdings includes his MLS club, the Utah Royals of the National Women’s Soccer League and the United Soccer League’s Real Monarchs.
The 21-year-old Ruiz rifled a left-footer from nearly 30 yards out to cap the scoring in the 85th minute.
Seattle’s Nicolas Lodeiro converted a penalty kick in the 29th after RSL’s Aaron Herrera was called for a hand ball.
Glad tied it in the 50th minute, heading home a corner kick from Albert Rusnak. It was Glad’s first goal since Oct. 1, 2016.
Alex Roldan, near the right sideline, cut back to evade a defender and then played a high cross to the far post that Yeimar Gomez headed off the ground and high into the net to give the Sounders a 2-1 lead in the 69th. It was the first MLS goal for the 28-year old who signed with Seattle in February.
The Sounders (4-1-3) are in unbeaten in their last four games.
Real Salt Lake (2-1-5) has nine wins and just one loss in 13 home games against Seattle.