June 4, 2011

Sounders settle for scoreless tie

Associated Press

Kasey Keller got his fourth shutout of the season and the Seattle Sounders tied the Chicago Fire 0-0 on Saturday night at Bridgeview, Ill.

The Fire couldn’t muster a goal in the debut for interim coach Frank Klopas. Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson got his first shutout, and had to make two saves on Lamar Neagle in the first 10 minutes.

Chicago midfielder Daniel Paladini rocketed a shot directly on target in the 27th minute. Keller jumped across the goal and punched the ball out of bounds. Paladini fired again in the 29th, but was wide left.

Dominic Oduro almost scored for Chicago in the 60th minute after winning the ball in the box and sending it just wide of the right post.

Chicago hasn’t won a game since topping Sporting KC 3-2 on March 26.

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