- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - Andy Rose, who subbed into the game to start the second half, scored in the 56th minute on Tuesday night and the Seattle Sounders rallied to tie Club Tijuana 2-2 in an international friendly.

Lamar Neagle also scored for the Sounders, who are 1-1-0 in the early stages of MLS play.

Dayro Moreno and Richard Ruiz scored seven minutes apart midway through the first half for Club Tijuana, leading Liga MX Clausura with a 7-2-2 record.

Midfielder Andy Kovar set up Rose’s equalizer. From the top right corner of the penalty area, Kovar chipped the ball toward goalkeeper Cirilo Saucedo’s 6-yard box. Rose got one step behind a Tijuana defender, met Kovar’s pass, and lofted an easy shot high into the back left side.

Both goals for Tijuana, which leads Liga MX with 23, came against the run of play after Seattle turnovers.

Moreno, a Colombian striker who has five goals for Tijuana in Liga MX play, tied the score at 1-1 in the 21st minute. Just 2 yards up from the goal line on the left side, his initial shot went across the goalmouth and banged off the far post. The rebound came all the way across the net right back to Moreno, and he sent his second try just inside the post.

Ruiz gave Tijuana a 2-1 lead in the 28th minute, getting on the receiving end of a give-and-go with Moreno for a shot into a wide-open net from the top of the 6-yard box.

Neagle put Seattle up 1-0 in the 11th minute. Kovar’s pass across the box from the left side was headed hard to the ground by rookie midfielder and University of Washington product Cristian Roldan. The ball bounced right in front of Neagle, who headed it in from 3 yards.

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