August 15, 2010 in Sports

Sounders’ MLS unbeaten streak at six after draw


CARSON, Calif. – The odds might have seemed stacked against Seattle Sounders FC.

Playing in the same venue that housed its last competitive loss, Seattle played a Chivas USA team it had never beaten – or scored against for that matter – Saturday night at the Home Depot Center. That negative history evenly canceled out a recent hot streak as the teams played to a 0-0 draw in front of 13,839 fans.

The Sounders, who lost here to the Los Angeles Galaxy 3-1 on July 4, had their four-game winning streak in Major League Soccer broken but did improve a league unbeaten streak to six.

Seattle (8-8-5) had won three straight against Western Conference opponents, but escaped with a point.

The best chance for a game-winner came in the 88th minute, when Sounders FC midfielder Osvaldo Alonso fired a rocket shot from 22 yards that was saved on a diving effort from Chivas USA goalkeeper Zach Thornton.

Seattle also narrowly missed a goal in the 61st minute, when Sounders forward Blaise Nkufo swung in a beautiful cross to the far post but a bouncing header by midfielder Sanna Nyassi was denied by the post.

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