MLS Game Summary - Seattle at D.C. United|
(Thursday, July 15, 2010)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Seattle 1, D.C. United 0
Washington, D.C. (Sports Network) - Roger Levesque scored in the 89th minute
and Kasey Keller made five saves, leading Seattle Sounders FC to a 1-0 victory
over D.C. United in MLS on Thursday night at RFK Stadium.
Keller made a few great saves for his fifth shutout of the season and Levesque
scored his first goal of the year to end Seattle's four-game winless skid.
Seattle (5-8-4) won for just the second time in its last eight matches and for
just the second time on the road this season.
D.C. United (3-10-3) became the first team to lose 10 matches in MLS this year
and is winless in four straight.
Both clubs created tons of scoring chances, as Fredy Montero and Steve Zakuani
both missed wide on early chances and United 17-year-old Andy Najar was denied
by Keller in the eighth minute.
Montero forced a save from D.C. goalkeeper Troy Perkins in the 15th minute and
D.C.'s Stephen King forced Keller to turn his shot by the post in the 19th.
Najar found the side netting in the 32nd, then Zakuani and Moreno responded on
the other end with chances that were both off target.
Seattle's Patrick Ianni turned a header over the crossbar early in the second,
and Montero continued the trend of missing the target with a free kick around
the right post in the 55th.
United's Chris Pontius followed with a shot wide left in the 59th but D.C. was
gifted a chance to take the lead minutes later when Keller came out of his box
to challenge Najar. Keller remained on the ground after the challenge, but his
absence in goal was wasted by D.C.
Santino Quaranta fired a quick shot at the empty net but Ianni headed the ball
off the line to prevent a goal. Keller, who finished the game with a limp, had
another save in the 67th on new D.C. signing Pablo Hernandez.
Keller then tipped a long drive from Quaranta over the bar in the 76th and was
up to the task again in the 87th when D.C.'s Branko Boskovic directed the ball
on goal from close range.
Zakuani fired wide again in the 87th but Seattle found the game-winner seconds
later through Levesque. Montero took the ball to the right edge of the box and
crossed over Perkins to the far post, where Levesque lunged to head the ball
just inside the left post.
Seattle will try to build on the win July 25 when it hosts the Colorado Rapids
and D.C. will try to bounce back Sunday when the Los Angeles Galaxy visit.
07/15 22:27:42 ET