May 26, 2012 in Sports

Sounders get mixed bag by tying Chivas USA

Joshua Mayers Seattle Times
 

CARSON, Calif. – The Sounders had to weigh the good with the bad after Saturday’s 1-1 tie on the road against Chivas USA.

The good? Seattle is 7-0-3 in games following a loss and also 7-0-3 in its last 10 road games, the second-longest road unbeaten streak in MLS history.

The bad? Seattle’s winless streak ran to four games, its longest since going 0-2-2 to start the 2011 season.

The Sounders (7-3-3) and Chivas USA (4-6-3) have played to four ties in the past four years with the series split at 2-2-4.

The hosts took the lead in front of 12,280 at The Home Depot Center when forward Juan Agudelo headed in a cross from defender James Riley, a former Sounder for three years, in the 57th minute.

Seattle quickly responded in the 61st minute when Alex Caskey, just moments after subbing into the game, sent a cross into the penalty box toward David Estrada, where the forward slotted home his team-leading fifth goal of the season.

Caskey, a first-year midfielder, is the team’s co-leader in assists with three.

Seattle nearly found a go-ahead goal in the 82nd minute, but rookie midfielder Andy Rose, making his fourth start, headed a corner kick from Mauro Rosales just over the net.

Rose had another chance in the 90th minute, but his driven shot was cleared in front of the goal by defender Danny Califf.

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