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Sounders blank Rapids, advance

May 26, 2009 | 11:42 pm No comments
By George Tanner

Kevin Forrest scored in the 62nd minute as the Seattle Sounders defeated the Colorado Rapids 1-0 Tuesday at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash., in a U.S. Open Cup play-in game.

Roger Levesque headed Sanna Nyassi’s long throw-in toward goal. Forrest’s diving header gave the Sounders a lead they would not give up.

The attendance was 4,007.

The match was the second for the Rapids in four days against Seattle; Colorado and the Sounders tied 2-2 on Saturday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

Read more about the game at the U.S. Open Cup Web site or at the MLS Web site.

According to prostamerika.com, here are the lineups for the teams:

RAPIDS
Preston Burpo, Kosuke Kimura, Ty Harden, Rob Valentino, Michael Holody; Jacob Petserson, Mehdi Ballouchy (Nick LaBrocca 45′), Terry Cooke, Ciaran O’Brien (Jordan Harvey 69′); Ross Schunk (Scott Palguta 69′), Gregory Richardson

SOUNDERS
Kasey Keller; Evan Brown, Jhon Hurtado, Patrick Ianni, Tyson Wahl, Nyassi (Nate Jaqua 79′), Stephen King, Nathan Sturgis, Forrest (James Riley 71′); Roger Levesque, Sebastien Le Toux.

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