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MLS Game Summary - Philadelphia at Seattle



(Saturday, May 5, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Seattle 1, Philadelphia 0

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Mauro Rosales hasn't had much to celebrate so far this season, but he turned out a notable performance in Seattle Sounders FC's 1-0 defeat of the Philadelphia Union at CenturyLink Field on Saturday.

Rosales has not been at full fitness after battling injuries at the start of the 2012 Major League Soccer campaign, but he helped his side claim three points by netting the lone goal of the contest in the 63rd minute.

Seattle looked more likely to break the deadlock in the opening period. Fredy Montero had an open header from the center of the box in the 19th minute but nodded his effort directly at Zac MacMath, and Alex Caskey hit a rocket from distance that narrowly sailed wide of the post in the 26th minute.

The Sounders wasted no time applying pressure to the Union in the second half as Andy Rose connected on a corner kick in the 47th minute but powered his header off the crossbar.

The home side finally gained the lead following some great build-up play. Eddie Johnson controlled a throw-in in Seattle's attacking end of the pitch and relinquished possession to Montero. The Colombian drifted inside before picking out Rosales on the right flank with a perfectly weighted pass. Rosales found himself with time and space on the right side of the box and made no mistake with the chance, driving a low shot to the far post for his first goal of the season.

Seattle has proven to be much better with Rosales on field this year scoring eight goals in the four games in which Rosales has played while only managing three goals in the four games in which Rosales was sidelined.

Montero came within inches of doubling Seattle's lead four minutes from time when he curled a beautiful effort toward goal. The shot looked destined for the upper corner as it sailed over MacMath, but the young Philadelphia 'keeper was relieved to see it rattle the crossbar and bounce back into play.

The Sounders (6-1-1) have won four in a row to improve to 19 points on the season. They will look to extend their unbeaten run to six games when they return to action Wednesday at FC Dallas.

Philadelphia (2-5-1) looked to be heading in the right direction with a three- game unbeaten run, but two straight defeats have left the club fighting to climb out of the bottom-half of the Eastern Conference. The Union will hope to rebound on May 13 when they host conference rivals Red Bull New York.

05/05 18:44:40 ET

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Final
NCCU 65
EILL 40
Final
NCSU 60
BSU 54
Final
PIT 2
CAR 4
 
Final
CHA 101
GSW 106
 
Final
UF 64
UNC 75
 
Half
TULSA 14
ECU 21
 
Final
BOS 102
CHI 109
Final
CHA 101
GSW 106
 
Final
TOR 102
DAL 106
 
Final
DET 88
MIL 104
 
Final
ATL 100
NOP 91
 
4th
HOU 82
LAC 100
 
Final
OKC 105
NYK 78
 
Final
IND 98
ORL 83
 
4th
SAN 92
SAC 80
 
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DEN 66
PHO 47
 
1st
POR 18
MEM 6
 
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WMICH 21
NILL 31
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SMU 9
HOU 35
Final
IOWA 34
NEB 37
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SFLA 0
UCF 16
Final
MARS 66
WKENT 67
Final
KSU 27
AKR 24
Final
BGU 24
BST 41
Final
UMASS 21
BUF 41
Final
EMICH 16
TOL 52
Final
MIZZ 21
ARK 14
Final
SALABAMA 40
NAVY 42
Final
ARZ 42
ARST 35
Final
AFA 27
COLST 24
Final
UCLA 10
STAN 31
3rd
VT 10
UVA 13
 
Half
TULSA 14
ECU 21
 
Final
NCCU 65
EILL 40
Final
KU 82
TENN 67
Final
TEXAM 87
NO 65
 
Final
NCAT 57
RAD 65
 
Final
GEOR 58
BUT 64
Final
BRO 81
PVU 71
Final
RIU 66
SCU 44
Final
NARZ 70
SOUTH 63
Final
DART 68
MAST 67
Final
WRST 59
FIU 61
Final
XAV 73
UTEP 77
Final
OSU 73
JMU 56
Final
TXSOU 71
LAM 59
 
Final
TAMCC 75
MVSU 66
 
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AKAN 51
MIZST 55
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BUCK 80
PSU 88
 
Final
PROV 72
YALE 66
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UGA 62
MINN 66
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WISC 69
OKLA 56
Final
Terriers 70
NORST 72
 
Final
PEAY 62
STEPH 83
Final
FSU 58
CSOU 47
 
Final
VALPO 66
DRAK 46
Final
CIN 69
MTST 51
Final
SDU 75
PRIN 65
Final
WASU 76
RICE 74
Final
CSFU 64
USCU 79
Final
GT 61
RIDE 54
 
Final
TXPA 79
ALAST 91
 
Final
NCSU 60
BSU 54
Final
TCU 57
BRAD 49
 
Final
WAKE 65
DELST 72
 
Final
HART 83
EMERSON 50
 
Final
STJ 66
GONZ 73
 
Final
CLEM 62
HIGH 59
 
Final
SYR 72
HC 48
 
Final
MD 61
MON 56
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JVST 74
SAV 71
 
Final
MIAMI 87
SALA 75
Final
RUTG 68
VANDY 65
 
Final
PETE 66
TENST 58
 
Final
MARS 59
CLST 68
 
Final
JST 56
HOF 86
 
Final
INDST 62
MEM 72
 
Final
UF 64
UNC 75
 
Final
LATU 77
SAMF 64
 
Final
TULA 71
SELA 61
 
Final
NEB 75
TENNM 64
 
2nd
MISS 69
CREI 65
 
Final
PORT 64
MURST 61
 
2nd
MARQ 39
MSU 46
 
2nd
ARK 50
UNT 45
 
2nd
NCOL 59
STET 42
 
2nd
IND 62
UNCG 44
 
2nd
SJST 30
WMICH 51
 
2nd
MNTST 70
TXARL 44
 
1st
UVA 37
LAS 19
 
1st
STLU 20
MSST 36
 
1st
COLST 36
PAC 21
 
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UTAH 11
NDAK 6
 
10:30pm Tonight
ILL
BAY
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UAB
UCLA
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WASH
LBSU
11:59pm Tonight
UCSB
MERC
Final
PHI 0
NYR 3
Final
ANA 1
CHI 4
Final
WAS 5
NYI 2
Final
PIT 2
CAR 4
 
Final
NJD 4
DET 5
 
Final
BUF 2
MON 1
 
Final
CLB 0
VAN 5
 
Final
BOS 2
WIN 1
 
Final
FLA 3
OTT 2
 
3rd
STL 3
EDM 3
 
2nd Intermission
DAL 3
MIN 3