Evans scores twice as Sounders blank Toronto

Seattle 3, Toronto FC 0: Midfielder sets up Sounders' first goal, adds 2 of his own in second half; Keller records shutout

May 1, 2011 

SEATTLE - Brad Evans scored twice in the second half and set up Alvaro Fernandez's first-half goal in the Seattle Sounders' 3-0 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday night.

Seattle won consecutive games for the first time this season and is 3-0-3 in its last six games and 3-2-3 overall. Toronto (1-3-4) is winless in six games, going 0-2-4 since a 2-0 home win over Portland on March 26.

Goalkeeper Kasey Keller, a South Sound native, had his second straight shutout.

Fernandez scored his second goal of the season. James Riley sent a long through ball to Evans down the right side, and Evans floated it across the penalty area. Fernandez headed it into the right corner.

On a quick counterattack in the 52nd minute, Evans took a through ball from Fredy Montero down the right side, took it just inside the box and sent a shot off of goalkeeper Stefan Frei’s hands into the left corner.

Evans converted a penalty kick on a handball call in the 75th minute, giving him three goals this season.

The match was Seattle’s first since starting midfielder Steve Zakuani’s right leg was broken on a hard tackle by Colorado’s Brad Mullan on April 22. Zakuani is likely out for the season, and Mullan received a 10-game suspension Thursday.

The Sounders’ next game is 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at D.C. United.

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