Like Atlanta United two nights earlier in San Pedro Sula, the Seattle Sounders earned a draw against Honduran opposition in the Concacaf Champions League, but it was far from easy.
Designated Player Joao Paulo
scored a sixth-minute goal on an assist from Jordan Morris
, who added a second goal in the 54th minute, but it was otherwise all Olimpia from much of the
The Sounders were under siege, but keeper Stefan Frei and his shaky backline somehow held Olimpia off until a pair of goals by Colombian forward Yustin Arboleda
the score. Feb. 20 in San Pedro Sula
Olimpia 2 Seattle Sounders 2
. Goals: Arboleda 63, 81; Joao Paulo 6,
Morris 54. Olimpia --
Menjivar; Mejia, Leveron, Paz, Alvarado; Rodriguez, Flores, Pineda (Garrido 73), Pinto (Maidana 58); Bengtson (Benguche 69), Arboleda. Seattle Sounders
Frei; Leerdam, Gomez Andrade, Arreaga, Nouhou; C.Roldan, Joao Paulo (Leyva 79), Jones (O'Neill 69), Delem, Morris (A.Roldan 84); Ruidiaz.