Scott's first MLS goal leads Sounders, 1-0

Scott's first MLS goal leads Sounders, 1-0

Credit: Otto Greule Jr. / Getty Images

SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 14: Brian Mullan #11 of the Colorado Rapids passes against Jeff Parke #31 of the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field on April 14, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 1:35 PM

SEATTLE -- Zach Scott headed in a corner kick from Alex Caskey midway through the 63rd minute for his first Major League Soccer goal, leading the Seattle Sounders past the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Saturday.

Scott's goal ended a 305-minute drought for the Sounders (3-1-1). Michael Gspurning picked up his second straight shutout and third of the season.

Colorado (3-3-0) was blanked for the second straight game, both on the road.

Saturday's game was the first for Rapids forward Brian Mullan against the Sounders since his two-footed sliding tackle last April 22 in Colorado left speedy Seattle midfielder Steve Zakuani with a broken right leg. Mullan served an MLS record-tying 10-game suspension, which ended before the return match in Seattle on July 16. But he did not make that trip because of back spasms, which also had kept him out of another game before that.

Zakuani still has not returned to action for the Sounders. A club spokesman said Saturday no specific timetable is in place for Zakuani, but early summer is the best-case scenario. Zakuani did play 45 minutes of a Seattle reserves game on April 1.

Mullan was loudly booed every time he touched the ball. He put a shot into the net in the 33rd minute, but was flagged offside. Mullan and Seattle forward Fredy Montero got into a shoving match in the 87th minute, and both were issued yellow cards by referee Baldomero Toledo.

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