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MLS Review: Dempsey hat-trick inspires Sounders, Cole completes Galaxy comeback

Seattle Sounders recorded an overdue 3-1 win at Orlando City thanks to Clint Dempsey's hat-trick in MLS on Sunday.

A day after Sebastian Giovinco's hat-trick for Toronto FC, Sounders star Dempsey also walked away with a three-goal haul as Seattle ended their three-match winless run.

Dempsey scored twice in the first half and completed his hat-trick after the interval to snap Orlando's 17-game home unbeaten streak.

The Sounders - second-bottom in the Western Conference - appeared destined for their 13th defeat of the season after Sebastian Hines turned in Kaka's corner in the seventh minute.

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Seattle responded within seven minutes, Dempsey teed up by Tyrone Mears for the equaliser and the United States international put the Sounders ahead in the 37th minute.

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Dempsey sealed the victory one minute into the second half, when Jordan Morris squared the ball to the 33-year-old for a simple tap-in, silencing the home crowd, who saw substitute Julio Baptista hit the crossbar with 20 minutes remaining.

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The rare home defeat left Orlando outside of the Eastern Conference's top six, though they have a game in hand compared to New England Revolution, while the Sounders are eight points adrift of the play-off spots in the west.

Ashley Cole equalised in the 90th minute as LA Galaxy completed a stunning comeback to draw 2-2 with New York Red Bulls.

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The Red Bulls were cruising at 2-0 thanks to second-half goals from Gonzalo Veron and Sean Davis.

But the Galaxy refused to surrender, with Cole earning a draw for the home side after Mike Magee pulled a goal back 10 minutes from time.

Reigning MLS Cup champions Portland Timbers, meanwhile, accounted for Sporting Kansas City 3-0.

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In a match that saw both teams reduced to 10 men in the first half, the Timbers pulled clear following the interval courtesy of Diego Valeri, Jack Jewsbury and Fanendo Adi.