Seattle Sounders 0-1 Colorado Rapids


Seeking a third straight win in the league, the Seattle Sounders visited Dick's Sporting Goods Park to face a Colorado side undefeated at home and ahead of them in the Western Conference standings.

Playing in the altitude of Colorado, the pace of play was slow to begin the match, with both sides trading a few chances but nothing definitive to threaten either goal.

In the last 20 minutes of the first half, the challenges were flying in from both sides and the referee had to show multiple yellow cards before he brought an end to a choppy first half.

The second half would be anything but, as the Rapids poured the pressure on the Sounders out of the break. The pressure would prove to break the deadlock as Diego Rubio found himself in space on the right wing and put in a dangerous cross that would deflect off both Stefan Frei and Yeimar and found its way to Jonathan Lewis to touch it home for 1-0 Colorado.

The Sounders would attempt to respond right away with a flurry of chances with Jordan Morris finding himself 1v1 with Colorado Goalkeeper William Yarbrough, who would save the chance as well as the follow up from Raul Ruidiaz, the best chance so far for the away side.

In the 67th minute Ruidiaz would again find himself involved as he was taken down on the edge of the box with no call from the referee, but VAR would intervene and send Tim Ford to the monitor for a second look...however no penalty would be awarded.

The match would once again find its same scrappy nature as the first half as Colorado would be less and less inclined to throw numbers forward with the 1 goal lead to protect. It proved very effective to disrupting the Sounders rhythm as they just couldn't find the quality final pass to create that clear chance, and the match would finish 1-0 to Colorado.


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