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Sounders beat Real Salt Lake 2-1, run unbeaten streak to 10

Jun 23, 2021, 9:42 PM | Updated: Sep 13, 2021, 9:06 pm
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Seattle Sounders midfielder Cristian Roldan, right, fends off Real Salt Lake forward Jefferson Savarino during the first half of an MLS Western Conference semifinal playoff soccer match Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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SEATTLE (AP) — Raúl Ruidíaz scored on a penalty kick in the 88th minute and the Seattle Sounders ran their franchise-record, season-opening unbeaten streak to 10 with a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night.

Sounders 2, Real Salt Lake 1: Box score

Anderson Julio’s handball in the penalty area set up Ruidíaz’s penalty kick for the Sounders (7-0-3) in their second consecutive victory.

The Galaxy set the MLS record in 1996 with a 12-0 start.

Albert Rusnák tied it for Real Salt Lake (3-2-2) tied it in the 79th, converting a penalty kick following a handball by the Sounders’ Stefan Cleveland.

Cristian Roldan opened the scoring for Seattle in the 58th minute. He scored off a rebound on a save by goalkeeper David Ochoa following an attempt by Will Bruin.

Last time: Ruidíaz breaks tie, Sounders defeat Galaxy 2-1

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