banner

Soccer

more stats



MLS Game Summary - Seattle at Colorado



(Saturday, July 28, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Seattle 2, Colorado 1

Commerce City, CO (Sports Network) - Osvaldo Alonso piled more misery on the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, scoring the game-winner in the 65th minute to see Seattle Sounders FC grab a 2-1 win at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

The result sees Colorado's losing streak extended to a club-record six games, keeping the Rapids (7-14-2) stuck on 23 points for the season.

The match began with a bang as both sides scored inside the opening three minutes - Eddie Johnson opened the scoring for Seattle before Colorado's Drew Moor quickly pulled one back - but Alonso's second-half strike was the difference as Seattle (9-5-8) keeps pace in the Western Conference table by improving to 34 points, good enough for third place.

Johnson, fresh off his game-winning goal in the MLS All-Star Game against Chelsea on Wednesday, put Seattle in front less than two minutes into the match, nodding home an inch-perfect corner kick from Mauro Rosales.

It didn't take the Rapids long to get on level terms as Moor fired a low cross from Brian Mullan into the roof of the net one minute later.

Johnson and Rosales combined once more in the 24th minute to nearly give Seattle another lead, but Johnson's shot from the right side of the box was pushed onto the post by Colorado goalkeeper Matt Pickens.

The two sides remained deadlocked at a goal apiece until the 65th minute when a well-worked Sounders move was capped by a superb one-time finish from Alonso, who hammered a side volley past Pickens for his first goal of the campaign.

Colorado created several scoring chances down the stretch, but Seattle defended well to keep the home side at bay and hold on to all three points.

The Rapids return to action with a tough home fixture as they face Real Salt Lake on August 4. The Sounders will host the Los Angeles Galaxy at CenturyLink Field on August 5.

07/28 23:12:57 ET

Other Stories

TV
  • Hoops Headquarters: Final Four Special

    Friday at 7:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBS Sports Spectacular: NCAA March Madness Confidential

    Sunday at 5:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NCAA Basketball Tournament Championship

    Monday at 9:00 pm on WRAL-TV

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 102
DET 78
 
Final
PHI 9
ATL 2
Final
MIN 4
BOS 4
Final
HOU 3
DET 2
Final
NYY 0
TAM 3
Final
BOS 7
TOR 9
Final
MIA 8
WAS 0
Final
NYM 4
STL 5
Final
OAK 4
ANA 1
Final
KAN 4
LOS 4
Final
CIN 0
ARI 3
Final
SEA 4
CWS 12
Final
SFG 5
CLE 2
Final
CHC 11
MIL 7
Final
CWS 2
SDP 8
Final
COL 10
TEX 4
8th
BAL 3
PIT 3
 
Final
CHA 102
DET 78
 
Final
WAS 106
PHI 93
 
Final
ORL 91
SAN 103
 
4th
NYK 73
BRK 85
 
4th
BOS 81
IND 71
 
Half
MIL 48
CHI 48
 
Half
OKC 63
DAL 66
 
3rd
HOU 60
SAC 57
 
3rd
MIN 48
TOR 64
 
1st
UTA 8
DEN 9
 
10:00pm Tonight
POR
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
LAL
NOP
2nd
LAMON 47
LOYC 45
 
2nd Intermission
BUF 2
TOR 3
 
2nd
PIT 1
PHI 1
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
EDM
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
COL