Kasey Keller Saves, Levesque Goal Push Seattle Sounders Past D.C. United

It was a must win on a hot, muggy night in our nation’s capital, and veteran goalkeeper Kasey Keller was the embodiment of true grit in a hard fought 1-0 win for the Seattle Sounders over host D.C. United before 13,716 fans at RFK Stadium and a national ESPN2 television audience.

Nothing would stand in the way of Keller’s successful pursuit of a clean sheet, not even injury.

Keller made five saves to earn his fifth shutout of the season, despite playing the final 25 minutes with a right mid-foot sprain that occurred on a challenge after he came out of the goalkeeper’s area.

In the late stages, coaches Sigi Schmid of Seattle and Curt Onalfo of D.C. United, both feeling an intense need for a win and three valuable points, poured substitutes onto the RFK pitch in pursuit of a late score.

The strategy worked for Schmid, as Sanna Nyassi was credited with an assist just one minute after entering the match. It was his fir...

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