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 fixture.

10/03 22:34:41 ET