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Game Recap: Seattle Sounders 0-1 Colorado Rapids, That's Three In A Row Versus Seattle

That's three in a row versus Seattle and a big three points on the road. Best of all, the Rapids are back in first place in the race for the Supporters Shield.

Axel Sjoberg celebrating his first goal with the Colorado Rapids.
Axel Sjoberg celebrating his first goal with the Colorado Rapids.
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Th Rapids went into Seattle and came back with 3 points with a 1-0 win, getting their third straight win against the Seattle Sounders. The scoring started in this match late in the first half when the Rapids got an unexpected goal from Axel Sjoberg. He was able to get on the end of a Marc Burch corner and put it into the back of the net. The Rapids then played some good defense, packing it in and held off the Sounders.

With the win, the Rapids go back on top of the Supporters Shield standings.

The match started with the Sounders carrying most of the match, pinning them in. Clint Dempsey was able to split the Rapids defense, but Zac MacMath was able to come up with the big save. The first half continued on like this until about the last five minutes when the Rapids carried more of the possession. That’s when the Rapids had back-to-back corners and Sjoberg scored his header with Marc Burch getting the assist.

The second half began like was expected from Seattle. They brought a lot of pressure and the Rapids were getting too deep in their own half. The Rapids looked like they would extend the lead, but Luis Solignac put his shot off the post and out for a corner kick. Jordan Morris had two good looks, but missed the net both times. The Rapids parked the bus and

The Rapids return home next Saturday, May 28, to face the Philadelphia Union at 7 p.m. MDT.

Match Events:

43rd MIN - GOAL - Axel Sjoberg (Colorado Rapids)

44th MIN - BOOKING - Yellow to Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids)

60th MIN - BOOKING - Yellow to Marc Burch (Colorado Rapids)

79th MIN - BOOKING - Yellow to Mekeil Williams (Colorado Rapids)

**Colorado Rapids Starting XI

Zac MacMath, Marc Burch, Bobby Burling, Axel Sjoberg, Mekeil Williams, Micheal Azira, Sam Cronin, Dillon Serna (Marlon Hairston 77‘), Jermaine Jones, Luis Solignac (Eric Miller 83’), Kevin Doyle (Jared Watts, 90’ +1’)**

**Seattle Sounders Starting XI

Stefan Frei, Jordan Morris, Tyrone Mears, Brad Evans, Zach Scott, Joevin Jones, Erik Friberg, Osvaldo Alonso, Aaron Kovar (Herculez Gomez 66‘), Clint Dempsey, Andreas Ivanschitz (Oalex Anderson 79’, Dylan Remick 83’)**