Joseph’s late goal lifts Revs by Sounders

Sep 26, 2009, 6:08 PM | Updated: Apr 5, 2011, 9:50 am

Shalrie Joseph scored twice in the second half, including
the go-ahead goal in the 87th minute, as the New England
Revolution rallied for a crucial 2-1 victory over the
Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday night.

The Revolution (10-8-7), who ended a three-match winless
streak, temporarily moved into third place in the Eastern
Conference with 37 points and into a tie with Chivas USA
for seventh overall.

The top two teams from each conference qualify for the
playoffs, while the teams with the next four highest point
totals gain berths as wild cards.

Seattle (9-7-11) remained on 38 points, tied for third in
the West and fifth overall. The first-year team had a
three-match road unbeaten streak end.

Freddy Montero staked the Sounders to an early lead in the
sixth minute with a goal from 30 yards that hit the
crossbar before dipping past the goal line. It was his
12th of the season, tying him for third in the league.

Joseph tied the match at 1 in the 51st minute on a penalty
kick after Seattle defender Leo Gonzalez was whistled for
a handball in the penalty area.

The win may have been a costly one for the Revolution, who
lost playmaking midfielder Steve Ralston to a knee injury
in the 19th minute when he challenged Osvaldo Alonso for a
50-50 ball in the air and came down awkwardly.

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