Alonso winner drives Sounders past Rapids

OsvaldoAlonso (Getty)

The Colorado Rapids continued their losing ways on Saturday night, and even a home game at Dick's Sporting Goods Park could stop the bleeding.

The Seattle Sounders pushed Colorado's losing skid to six matches after Osvaldo Alonso scored a second-half winner to lead the Sounders to a 2-1 victory.

Alonso volleyed home a cross from Eddie Johnson in the 65th minute to break a 1-1 deadlock as the Sounders moved into third place in the Western Conference with the victory.

Johnson opened the scoring in the second minute when he skied to head home a Mauro Rosales corner kick. The Sounders lost the lead quickly though, when Rapids defender Drew Moor latched onto a bouncing cross in from Brian Mullan just a minute later to tie things up at 1-1.

The Rapids out-shot the Sounders 17-8 on the night, but didn't put up enough dangerous chances to really trouble the Sounders defense in the second half.

Here are the match highlights:

What did you think of the match? See the Sounders making a run at the top of the Western Conference standings? Think the Rapids are done as a playoff contender?

Share your thoughts below.

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8 Responses to Alonso winner drives Sounders past Rapids

  1. OneLegged says:

    Honey badger don’t care

  2. Fred Clause says:

    I asked him about being on the front page of SBI. Turns out

    Honey Badger Don’t Care.

  3. jfc says:

    The picture looks like alonso is wearing a hair piece.

  4. Andy in Atlanta says:

    Anyone of you fools who bashed Eddie in the comments section of the post All-Star SBI article… you sure did it there….

    “weak goal”, “lazy player”, “locker room cancer”

    The fact is Eddie has worked hard, played hard and improved his all around game a great deal…

  5. WileyJ says:

    Eddie is a BEAST! #SSFC

  6. Travis says:

    EJ with another strong performance, Montero was useless tonight though. I don’t know if he even touched the ball for the first 25 minutes.

  7. trickhog says:

    Alonso ties back his flowing blonde locks with a tan shoe-string….

  8. hoosh says:

    Pains me to admit it, but I was an EJ doubter at the beginning. But his cross to Alonso was beautifully done. Great signing by Seattle.