Sounders Nelson Valdez (16) battles for a ball in the midfield against New York City’s Ronald Matarrita (22), who scored the second goal in the 87th minute for the visitors, in Seattle’s 2-0 loss on Saturday at CenturyLink Field. The Sounders have lost five of their past six Major League Soccer matches with four coming by shutout.
Sounders Nelson Valdez (16) battles for a ball in the midfield against New York City’s Ronald Matarrita (22), who scored the second goal in the 87th minute for the visitors, in Seattle’s 2-0 loss on Saturday at CenturyLink Field. The Sounders have lost five of their past six Major League Soccer matches with four coming by shutout. Adam Lynn alynn@thenewstribune.com
Sounders Nelson Valdez (16) battles for a ball in the midfield against New York City’s Ronald Matarrita (22), who scored the second goal in the 87th minute for the visitors, in Seattle’s 2-0 loss on Saturday at CenturyLink Field. The Sounders have lost five of their past six Major League Soccer matches with four coming by shutout. Adam Lynn alynn@thenewstribune.com

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