This picture says it all as Seattle celebrates and Sean Davis is stunned after scoring the game-losing own goal. (Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports)
SEATTLE — The Red Bulls’ late-season struggles continued Sunday as they lost out on grabbing an away point in the most excruciating way.
Seattle Sounders FC scored an own goal in the 83rd minute to snap a 2-2 draw before adding an insurance tally to register a 4-2 win at CenturyLink Field.
The Red Bulls (41 points), in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, dropped their third consecutive match as they fell to 12-13-5 for the first time since they were 4-5-2 on May 11. Seattle (14-9-7 49) moved into second place in the Western Conference.
A Sean Davis own goal broke a 2-2 deadlock while trying to stop a Jordan Morris shot before Nico Lodeiro added his second goal of the match four minutes into stoppage time.
Morris, who scored one goal and set up another, lifted the hosts in the lead two minutes into the contest before Lodeiro doubled the lead, beating goalkeeper Luis Robles four minutes later.
The visitors showed great resilience as center back Aaron Long sliced the lead in half before Kaku equalized with a solid 67th-minute strike.
The Red Bulls will try to climb back to .500 when they take on the Portland Timbers Wednesday night in the second game of their west coast swing.