MLS roundup: Zach Scott, Seattle Sounders silence Colorado Rapids

Published: Saturday, April 14 2012 11:26 p.m. MDT

Seattle's Zach Scott heads in a corner kick for a goal Saturday against the Colorado Rapids at CenturyLink Field.

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SEATTLE — Zach Scott headed in a corner kick from Alex Caskey midway through the 63rd minute for his first Major League Soccer goal, leading the Seattle Sounders past the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Saturday.

Scott's goal ended a 305-minute drought for the Sounders (3-1-1). Michael Gspurning picked up his second straight shutout and third of the season.

Colorado (3-3-0) was shut out for the second straight game, both on the road.

Saturday's game was the first for Rapids forward Brian Mullan against the Sounders since his two-footed sliding tackle last April 22 in Colorado left speedy Seattle midfielder Steve Zakuani with a broken right leg. Mullan served an MLS record-tying 10-game suspension.

Zakuani still has not returned to action for the Sounders. A club spokesman said Saturday no specific timetable is in place for Zakuani, but early summer is the best-case scenario. Zakuani did play 45 minutes of a Seattle reserves game on April 1.

Mullan was loudly booed every time he touched the ball. He put a shot into the net in the 33rd minute, but was flagged offside. Mullan and Seattle forward Fredy Montero got into a shoving match in the 87th minute, and both were issued yellow cards.

UNION 1, CREW 0: At Chester, Pa., Gabriel Gomez scored on a penalty kick in the 38th minute and the Union beat the Crew.

After Columbus' Eric Gehrig was whistled for a handball in the penalty box, Gomez converted and the Union (1-3-1) held on for their first win this season.

D.C. UNITED 2, REVOLUTION 1: At Foxborough, Mass., Chris Pontius curled a shot off the left wing into the far right corner in the 82nd minute, his first goal of the season, in D.C. United's win.

New England had a six-match (5-0-1) unbeaten streak against D.C. United snapped. D.C. United is unbeaten in four matches (2-0-2).

CHIVAS USA 1, TORONTO FC 0: At Toronto, Oswaldo Minda scored in the first half as Chivas USA extended Toronto's season-opening losing streak to a franchise-worst five games.

Toronto (0-5), the only remaining winless club in the MLS, has yet to win or draw, score at home or even hold a lead this season. And it has a 1-6-2 combined record in league and CONCACAF Champions League play, having been outscored 20-9.

Chivas (3-3-0) has won all three games on the road and lost all three at home.

RED BULLS 2, EARTHQUAKES 2: At Harrison, N.J., Chris Wondolowski scored a goal for San Jose, Kenny Cooper had one for New York and the two kept pace with Thierry Henry atop the MLS scoring list in a tie between the Earthquakes and Red Bulls.

Cooper scored his seventh goal of the season in the fifth minute of the game, drawing even with teammate Henry for the league lead. Wondolowski tied both of them with his diving header in the 36th minute.

FC DALLAS 2, IMPACT 1: At Frisco, Texas, FC Dallas got another late goal, this time from Brek Shea in the 88th minute.

Montreal scored the game's first goal in the 61st minute, but Dallas tied it in the 77th on Blas Perez's team-leading third goal of the year.

GALAXY 3, TIMBERS 1: At Carson, Calif., Landon Donovan and David Beckham scored goals and Los Angeles snapped its two-game losing skid.

Juninho scored the go-ahead goal in the 83rd minute for the defending champion Galaxy. Kris Boyd scored for Portland.

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