MLS: Seattle Sounders’ record streak ends
Defeated 1-0 by Minnesota United, the Seattle Sounders, to start a Major League Soccer (MLS) season, saw their record-breaking streak without loss come to an end at 13 on Sunday in St. Paul .
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It was Robin Lod who put an end to this unprecedented streak in the 81e minute. Well placed in the penalty area, the Finn easily redirected a cross from Niko Hansen that a Sounders defender had previously deviated slightly.
Unsurprisingly, Seattle still retains the top spot in the MLS overall standings with a good 8-1-5 record for 26 points. In the west, Kansas City Sporting, however, are only three points behind with a game in hand.
In the Minnesotan clan, this victory means a return to the playoff portrait. Having lost only one of their last nine outings themselves, the « loonies » took sixth place in the West with a 5-5-3 record.