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NYC scores 3 second-half goals, beats Sounders 3-0

July 4, 2019
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New York City's Ronald Matarrita (22) keeps the ball in bounds during the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Seattle Sounders Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) — Maximiliano Moralez, Jesús Medina and Ebenezer Ofori scored second-half goals and New York City FC beat the Seattle Sounders 3-0 on Wednesday night.

New York (7-1-8) stretched its club-record unbeaten streak to 12 league games. Moralez has a goal or an assist in seven straight games, totaling six goals and eight assists since May 4.

Moralez gave NYC a 1-0 lead in the 58th minute when his deflected shot bounced over goalkeeper Stefan Frei. Medina made it 2-0 in the 77th with an easy redirection for his first goal of the season and Ofori sent in a 35-yard shot 10 minutes later.

NYC has 12 goals in its past three games.

Seattle (8-5-5) has lost four of its past five games. Seattle’s best scoring chance came on Jordy Delem’s header off the crossbar in the 85th.

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