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Alonso, Sounders hand Rapids 6th straight loss

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Osvaldo Alonso scored in the 66th minute as the Seattle Sounders beat Colorado 2-1 Saturday night, handing the Rapids their sixth straight loss.

Eddie Johnson scored in the opening minute and had an assist on Alonso’s goal to help Seattle (9-5-7) extend its unbeaten streak to 2-0-3.

Drew Moor scored his third goal of the season in the third minute for Colorado (7-14-1). The Rapids have been outscored 11-3 during their skid.

On the tiebreaking goal, Alonso broke free of midfielder Wells Thompson, took Johnson’s cross and buried a shot past Colorado goalkeeper Matt Pickens for his first goal.

The Sounders have won the teams’ first three meetings this year while allowing just two goals, and have beaten the Rapids six straight times.

Pickens was denied his 40th career win with the Rapids. He shares the all-time franchise record of 39 wins by a Colorado goalkeeper with Marcus Hahnemann.

The teams got off quickly, each scoring a goal in the first three minutes. Johnson put Seattle on the board in the first minute, putting a header past Pickens off a corner kick from Mauro Rosales.