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Will Bruin leads Seattle Sounders past Colorado Rapids 2-1

In this Nov. 30, 2017 file photo, Seattle Sounders’ Will Bruin smiles after scoring against the Houston Dynamo during the second half of the second leg of the MLS soccer Western Conference final in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
In this Nov. 30, 2017 file photo, Seattle Sounders’ Will Bruin smiles after scoring against the Houston Dynamo during the second half of the second leg of the MLS soccer Western Conference final in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Will Bruin scored twice and Stefan Frei made a spectacular save to help the Seattle Sounders to their second win in their last eight games, 2-1 over the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night.

It was Seattle’s second straight win over Colorado on the Fourth of July. The Sounders are 7-3-1 all-time at Colorado (4-10-3).

Bruin put Seattle (4-9-3) in front in the 19th minute, finding the ball in open space in front of the goal box and beating goalkeeper Tim Howard with a shot into the lower left corner.

Colorado’s Sam Nicholson headed home a long entry pass from Edgar Castillo in the 40th minute, but Bruin scored the game-winner off an ill-advised clearing pass by Howard in the 59th minute.

Frei dove to his left to deflect a Colorado shot on a breakaway in the 82nd minute.

Five Colorado players were shown yellow cards, three for unsporting behavior, one for time wasting and one for persistent infringement.