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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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Scoreboard
Local
2nd
STJ 45
DUKE 39
 
6:30pm Tonight
NCSU
ND
4th
CHI 84
MIA 94
 
3:30pm Today
CLE
OKC
6:00pm Tonight
NOP
DAL
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ORL
IND
6:00pm Tonight
PHO
LAC
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ATL
MIN
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TOR
DET
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SAN
MIL
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GSW
BOS
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DEN
WAS
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LAL
HOU
Final
UCONN 66
SFLA 53
Final
GT 62
BC 64
 
Final
VT 47
UVA 50
 
2nd
OSU 68
IND 57
 
2nd
UCF 24
CIN 31
 
2nd
WICHS 43
DRAK 23
 
2nd
STJ 45
DUKE 39
 
2nd
MAR 33
FAIR 32
 
2nd
HART 35
MAINE 40
 
2nd
MAN 47
MON 49
 
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PRIN 77
ROWAN 31
 
2nd
SIENA 32
PETE 50
 
2nd
RIU 35
BONA 29
 
2nd
BING 30
USB 36
 
2nd
MLOWELL 33
VERM 35
 
1st
BUT 12
SHU 6
 
1st
SALA 11
YALE 4
 
4:00pm Today
PITT
LOU
4:00pm Today
ILLST
NIOWA
4:30pm Today
IONA
NIAG
 
4:30pm Today
GTDNS
UMBC
 
6:30pm Tonight
TENST
BEL
 
6:30pm Tonight
NCSU
ND
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VILL
CREI
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MD
NW
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UTAH
WASH
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TEAMFOLI
TEAMTOEWS
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CARTER
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