Rose lifts Sounders past Real Salt Lake, 3-2
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s Andy Rose scored a stoppage-time winner to give the Sounders a 3-2 victory over Real Salt Lake on Friday, extending their lead in the Major League Soccer standings.
Rose’s goal in the fourth minute of the five-minute stoppage period came when he seized upon a loose ball 12 yards in front of the net just to the right of the penalty spot, and drilled a shot into the back left corner.
The victory was the fourth straight for the Sounders, who moved four points clear of Los Angeles atop the Western Conference, and eight points ahead of Salt Lake.
Javier Morales had put the visitors ahead in the 30th minute but Lamar Neagle equalized for Seattle in the 38th minute and Obafemi Martins put the hosts ahead in the 43rd. Joao Plata made it 2-2 in the 50th minute.
In the day’s other game, Sporting Kansas City cruised to a 4-0 win at struggling Chivas, moving within two points of Eastern Conference leader D.C. United.
Dominic Dwyer broke Kansas City’s single-season scoring record with his 19th goal; opening the scoring in the 40th minute. The previous record holder was Preki, in the club’s inaugural 1996 season.
Benny Feilhaber made it 2-0 just before halftime. In the second half, Graham Zusi curled in a shot in the 52nd minute and Claudio Bieler capitalized on a defensive mistake in the 87th.
Kansas City snapped a four-game losing streak, while Chivas was held goalless for the eighth time in nine games and had its winless streak reach 10 matches.