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Seattle Sounders battle to tie

Sun., June 21, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Seattle’s Fredy Montero scored off a defensive miscue to give the Seattle Sounders a 1-1 tie with New York Saturday night and extend the Red Bulls’ winless streak to eight.

The Red Bulls ended a five-game league and six-game overall losing streak but extended their winless run to 0-5-2 in MLS and 0-6-2 with their 5-3 loss to D.C. United in the U.S. Open Cup last month.

Juan Pablo Angel scored for New York (2-10-4) in the 40th minute, when defenders Tyrone Marshall and Patrick Ianni had the ball carom off each other as they were trying to clear and goalkeeper Kasey Keller slipped while coming out of the net.

Five minutes later, Montero stripped New York defender Jeremy Hall and scored from 12 yards out for Seattle (5-3-7).

Seattle tied D.C. United on Wednesday after blowing a 3-1 lead.

The goal was the 11th of the season for Montero, who twice had shots deflect off the post, including one in the 84th minute.



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