Seattle Sounders FC vs Colorado Rapids – Football Game Report – October 4, 2021

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Cristian Roldan scored one goal and had two assists as the Seattle Sounders beat the visiting Colorado Rapids 3-0 on Sunday night.

Jimmy Medranda and Joao Paulo Mior also scored for the Sounders (16-5-6, 54 points), who remained first in Major League Soccer Western Conference and ended a 12-game unbeaten streak. of the Rapids (6-0-6). Colorado (13-5-9, 48 points) last lost on July 24 at Real Salt Lake.

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Seattle goalie Stefan Frei was credited with four saves.

Roldan scored for MLS’s third straight game and fourth in all competitions, having also scored a goal in Seattle’s 3-2 loss to Club Leon in the League Cup final.

Roldan opened the scoring in the second minute following a turnaround from Colorado in their own camp. Seattle’s Will Bruin retrieved the ball from the left wing along the baseline and passed to Roldan, whose 15-yard reception shot was deflected by Rapids goaltender Clint Irwin as he was heading towards the net.

Medranda made it 2-0 in the 22nd minute after Roldan made a descent on the right wing. His cross was pushed by Joao Paulo and Medranda scored at roughly the same spot as Roldan, placing a 15 yards to the left side of Irwin’s penalty area and just inside the near post.

Joao Paulo scored in the first half timeout to give the Sounders a 3-0 lead, taking a pass from Roldan just before the midfielder and dribbling the ball to the penalty spot before placing a shot under Irwin, who was making his first appearance of the season.

Lucas Esteves of Colorado received a red card for a foul in the 61st minute, leaving the Rapids with 10 men for the remainder of the game.

Both teams had goals recalled in the second half.

A second strike from Medranda was canceled after a video review determined Seattle to foul before his shot, and Colorado had a return goal from an offside flag.


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