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Kasey Keller's clean sheet is half the equation of Rayo Vallecano's 2-0 home win over Lokomotiv Moscow to reach the fourth round of the UEFA Cup. Keller had a shutout in a pivotal, 1-0 second-round win at Molde of Norway. Rayo, after finishing ninth in La Liga, had gone through qualifiers to reach tournament proper.
Seattle loses Clint Dempsey to an early red card yet seems undiminished in beating Colorado, 3-0, to complete the regular season at CenturyLink Field. Nicolas Lodeiro scores a pair of second-half goals for the Sounders, who get their third win in four matches while scoring 10 goals. Dempsey is sent off for swinging an elbow into an opponent's head 15 minutes after Will Bruin's opener. With the win Seattle finishes one point ahead of Vancouver, which it will meet in the conference semifinals. It's Stefan Frei's record 13th shutout.
Seattle seemingly hits bottom before a big home crowd and at the feet of their fiercest rival. The Sounders (3-9-3) sink to 10th in the MLS West following a 3-2 loss to Portland before 47,521. Larrys Mabiala scores off of two corner kicks, the second the winner in the 74th minute. Diego Valeri assists on all three goals for the Timbers, unbeaten in 10 games. After introducing new $7M signing Raul Ruidiaz pregame, Seattle (3-9-3) twice comes from behind to tie it. However, headers by Victor Rodriguez (60') and Chad Marshall (68') are wiped out by Mabiala's second.
Kei Kinoshita comes on as Sounders first-half substitute vs. Colorado, becoming first Japanese player to play professionally for a U.S. team. Kinoshita, 25, had played for Vissel Kobe of the J League.
Twins James and Jason Dunn score four minutes apart late in the second half to lift North Thurston over Cascade, 3-1, in the boys' state AAA final at Sammamish High School. The Rams, coached by Gary Dunn, the twins' father, finish a perfect 20-0-0. Trailing for 50 minutes after a Sean Henderson goal, NT pulls level through a James Dunn free kick in the 72nd minute. He then finds Jason for a header and the lead before Jeff Spaulding salts the title away.
Washington’s Eric Guise sets a new team record with assists on all four goals of the Huskies’ 4-0 win over Whitworth at Husky Stadium. After finding Garrett Lordahl for the 11th-minute opener, Guise assists on all three of Craig Beeson’s second-half goals, and UW snaps a three-game winless stretch.