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Sounders tie the MLS record for longest unbeaten streak to start a season.

Despite dressing only 17 players after another injury to a potential starter, the Seattle Sounders were able to run their unbeaten streak to 12 games after securing a 1-1 tie with the Colorado Rapids on Sunday behind Alex Roldan’s first career goal. In the process, the Sounders tied the MLS record for longest unbeaten streak to start a season, becoming the fifth team to do so and the first one since 2014. Their overall regular-season unbeaten streak now stands at 14 games, still well short of the MLS record of 19.

The Sounders did technically fall out of the Supporters’ Shield lead after Sporting KC beat the LA Galaxy, but only due to the tiebreaker rules. The Sounders still have the best points per game in the league.

MATCH SUMMARY

Seattle Sounders FC 1 – Colorado Rapids 1

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Venue: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Referee: Kevin Stott

Weather: Mostly sunny and 81 degrees

SCORING SUMMARY

SEA – Alex Roldan 41’

COL – Michael Barrios 58’

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

COL – Diego Rubio (caution) 21’

COL – Danny Wilson (caution) 26’

SEA – Yeimar Gómez Andrade (caution) 34’

SEA – Shane O’Neill (caution) 47’

LINEUPS & STATS

Seattle Sounders FC – Stefan Cleveland; Yeimar Gómez Andrade, Shane O’Neill, AB Cissoko; Alex Roldan, João Paulo, Josh Atencio (Danny Leyva 73’), Cristian Roldan – captain, Jimmy Medranda (Kelyn Rowe 56’), Brad Smith (Ethan Dobbelaere 84’); Raúl Ruidíaz

Substitutes not used: Spencer Richey, Reed Baker-Whiting, Fredy Montero

Total shots: 7

Shots on goal: 1

Fouls: 7

Offside: 0

Corner-kicks: 0

Saves: 2

Colorado Rapids – William Yarbrough; Keegan Rosenberry, Danny Wilson, Auston Trusty, Sam Vines; Michael Barrios (Nico Mezquida 84’), Cole Bassett, Kellyn Acosta; Andre Shinyashiki (Braian Galván 73’), Diego Rubio – captain, Jonathan Lewis

Substitutes not used: Clint Irwin, Drew Moor, Lalas Abubakar, Nico Benezet, Jeremy Kelly, Kortne Ford, Collen Warner

Total shots: 14

Shots on goal: 3

Fouls: 14

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 7

Saves: 0