MLS Game Summary - Seattle at Columbus|
(Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Seattle 1, Columbus 0
Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - The Seattle Sounders FC handed the Columbus
Crew their first home loss in a season and a half, a span of 24 games, after
earning a 1-0 victory at Crew Stadium on Saturday night.
Columbus (12-5-10) already has a playoff spot locked up, but is gunning for
its second straight Supporter's Shield, dropped just its second league fixture
in its last 13 matches.
Seattle (11-7-11) is still battling for a playoff season in its inaugural
season in MLS, and the three points it earned on Saturday could go a long way
toward making that happen. The Sounders are now tied with Chivas USA for third
in the Western table.
Saturday's only goal came in the 36th minute, when Crew goalkeeper Will Hesmer
gave up a juicy rebound and Roger Levesque knocked it home for his first goal
of the season.
The Crew had a chance to equalize late after Eddie Gaven earned a penalty kick
after being taken down by Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, but Guillermo Barros Schelotto
missed the chance and the home side dropped the fixture.
The Crew will aim to rebound at New England next Saturday, while Seattle will
hope to gain more momentum at Kansas City on Oct. 17 in its next league
10/03 22:34:41 ET