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Clint Dempsey’s goal in 94th minute keeps Sounders tied for first

Sounders midfielder Clint Dempsey scores a penalty kick in stoppage time to lift Seattle 2-1 over Minnesota United in the final seconds of the match at CenturyLink Field in Seattle Sunday. Minnesota United defender Jermaine Taylor committed a handball in the box to give Seattle the penalty. (Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times)
Sounders midfielder Clint Dempsey scores a penalty kick in stoppage time to lift Seattle 2-1 over Minnesota United in the final seconds of the match at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

The expansion Minnesota United nearly upset the Sounders, but Dempsey scored on a penalty kick with seconds remaining in extra time for a 2-1 win.

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