The Colorado Rapids took the lead 14 seconds after the first kick Saturday and kept building all the way to a 5-1 Major League Soccer win over Seattle Sounders FC at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.
Those are the most goals the Sounders have ever allowed in an MLS match, and the four-goal margin matched the Sounders’ largest defeat in league play.
It also ended Seattle’s seven-game unbeaten streak while extending its winless streak to three games (0-1-2).
The result also dropped the Sounders (15-9-6) two points back in the Supporters’ Shield race, behind New York and one point back in the Western Conference race behind Real Salt Lake.
Seattle’s Clint Dempsey (hamstring), Obafemi Martins (hip), Leo Gonzalez (groin), Djimi Traore (hamstring) and midfielder Steve Zakuani (groin) all sat out with injuries.
After the early 1-0 breakthrough, the Rapids (13-9-9) kept pouring it on: a 10th minute corner-kick goal by Dillon Powers, a second goal by Brown in the 31st minute, and finally Drew Moor’s score in the 41st minute, which sent Colorado to halftime with a 4-0 lead.
Seattle’s Eddie Johnson scored the Sounders’ goal in the 63rd minute off an assist from Marc Burch.