Things have not been easy for the Sounders in recent times but the return of Obafemi Martins inspired them to victory, while new signings Roman Torres and Nelson Valdez made their debuts and also strengthened Sigi Schmid’s team.
Martins netted twice, while Valdez scored a debut goal and Thomas added a late fourth. Seattle were dominant and were helped by the fact Orlando had to play more than half of the game with ten men after Tyler Turner saw red for two bookings in the first-half.
Orlando have now lost their last three away games and are outside of the playoff places in the Eastern Conference with nine games to play.
Seattle are hanging on to sixth spot in the West and are eight points off top spot with nine games to play too.
Check out the exclusive images from the game below, taken by our North American photographer Denise McCooey.