In his first start since returning from injury, Raul Ruidiaz scored his first goal in two months to put the Sounders in front after 19 minutes. Brad Smith played a quick one-two with Harry Shipp before sending a low ball across the face of goal that Ruidiaz tapped in for his third goal of the season.
Morris had a golden chance to double the Sounders lead just before halftime when he latched onto a Smith service, but his downward header bounced over the crossbar.
Morris would leave the match five minutes into the second half, a worrying moment for Sounders fans, with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.
Ruidiaz nearly had his second goal on the hour mark, latching onto a Cristian Roldan lofted pass. But Orlando City SC goalkeeper Greg Ranjitsingh did well to come off his line to snag the ball from the Peruvian after a heavy first touch.
Handwalla Bwana, who replaced Morris, doubled the Sounders advantage, knocking in a Nico Lodeiro cross with his shin in the 68th minute. The goal was upheld following a lengthy Video Review for a possible Lodeiro handball on the buildup.
After missing a gilt-edged chance, Chris Mueller pulled the Lions to within a goal in the 75th minute, stepping over to get by Roldan before putting in a low shot back across the grain for his third goal of the season.
Hamstring FC is ruthless. Gustav Svensson, Victor Rodriguez and Jordan Morris in a matter of weeks. https://t.co/46OF0c8n9uAri Liljenwall (@AriLiljenwall) May 16, 2019