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Shipp leads Seattle to easy home win vs. NYCFC

MLS New York City FC Sounders Soccer

Seattle Sounders midfielder Harry Shipp, left, reacts next to New York City FC midfielder Maximiliano Moralez, right, after scoring a goal during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


Occasionally it’s as easy as this: Seattle and New York City FC both played midweek before meeting Sunday in Washington.

But Seattle played in San Jose, a two-hour flight from home, while NYCFC played one day later and was in Orlando.

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The less rest and long trek were evident in the legs of the visitors, who did -- for what it’s worth -- wind up out-shooting the hosts 19-14.

Harry Shipp had a goal and an assist, and Gustav Svensson and Cristian Roldan also scored as Seattle Sounders rolled New York City FC 3-1 at CenturyLink Field.

Jesus Medina scored NYCFC’s lone goal.

Seattle is now five points back of sixth place in the West, while NYCFC fails to keep pace with East No. 1 seed Atlanta United.

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