Chú, Rusnák propel Seattle Sounders past Rapids 2-1

Sep 20, 2023, 9:26 PM

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Stefan Frei of the Seattle Sounders reacts on May 4, 2022. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Léo Chú scored a first-half goal, Albert Rusnák added an insurance score in the second half and the Seattle Sounders defeated the Colorado Rapids 2-1 on Wednesday night.

Seattle Sounders 2, Colorado Rapids 1: Summary

Chú found the net when he took a pass from João Paulo in the 34th minute and scored for a fifth time this season.

Seattle (12-9-9) stretched its lead to 2-0 in the 56th minute on a goal by Albert Rusnák. Cristian Roldan picked up an assist on Rusnák’s fourth netter of the campaign.

Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei missed a chance at his league-leading 12th clean sheet of the season when Cole Bassett scored for the fourth time this season, unassisted in the 80th minute. Frei finished with one save. Marko Ilic had one save in his eighth start of the season for Colorado (4-14-10).

Seattle improves to 25-8-4 in 37 all-time meetings with the Rapids. No other team in the league has more wins over a single opponent since the Sounders joined the league in 2009.

The Rapids, who beat the New England Revolution 2-1 at home last time out, were trying to win back-to-back matches for the first time since last September.

The Sounders improve to 2-0-3 in their last five matches, their longest unbeaten run of the season. It’s the club’s longest unbeaten streak since a 15-match run spanning the 2020-21 seasons.

Colorado travels to play the Portland Timbers on Saturday. Seattle resumes play on Sept. 30 at Nashville SC.

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