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MLS Game Summary - Colorado at Seattle



(Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Seattle 2, Colorado 0

Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Seattle Sounders FC advanced to the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday as goals from Brad Evans and Eddie Johnson propelled the team to a 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids at CenturyLink Field in a knockout-round match.

Evans put Seattle in front in the 28th minute as the Sounders dominated play in the first half, while Johnson scored in stoppage time to seal the win after goalkeeper Michael Gspurning was sent off in the 85th for handling the ball outside his own penalty area.

The Sounders will now face the top seed in the Western Conference, Portland Timbers, with the first leg of the two-legged series taking place in Seattle on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Rapids goalkeeper Clinton Irwin kept his side in the match early as he produced a pair of big stops in the first 10 minutes before Seattle's Adam Moffat had a shot blocked on the goal line by defender Drew Moor.

The breakthrough came in the 28th minute when a cross from Seattle's Leo Gonzalez was only cleared as far as Evans 17 yards from goal. The United States international took the ball down off his chest and fired a volley inside the far post.

Colorado was fortunate to only trail 1-0 at halftime, and the Sounders went close again in the 54th when a free kick from Marc Burch struck the crossbar.

There were only a few anxious moments for Seattle in the game, and they came from mistakes by Gspurning, who spilled two crosses that were ultimately cleared, while he lost track of his place on the field and picked up a loose ball just outside his own penalty area in the 85th minute, earning him a red card.

Marcus Hahnemann entered the game in place of Gspurning, but he wasn't called into action as the best chance for the Rapids was a header from Hendry Thomas which sailed narrowly over the crossbar.

Johnson then sealed the win despite his side playing down a man when he collected a pass inside the area, beat a defender and tucked the ball inside the near post.

10/31 00:48:20 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
Final
CWS 4
BOS 6
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
8:10pm Wednesday
MIN 0
TOR 0
Final
ANA 5
OAK 4
Final
SDP 4
COL 2
Final
SFG 2
LOS 1
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
Final
DEN 112
GSW 116
Final
POR 110
LAC 104
Final
SAC 99
PHO 104
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
Final
ANA 4
DAL 3
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR