MLS: Seattle Sounders Shut Out New England Revolution 3-0

It was one of those dramatic moments, the kind often captured in the better sports films.

A player stepped into the spotlight at a key moment and provided the victory-launching spark in an important, team-defining game.

Such was the case with Costa Rican defender Leo Gonzalez, who gave his team that needed spark with an early goal that set the tone for the rest of the game.

The momentum fueled the Seattle Sounders in their 3-0 shutout victory over the New England Revolution at the Xbox pitch of Qwest Field Saturday night.

A crowd of 36,344, the largest to watch an MLS Sounders home match this season, felt the electricity of the moment when Gonzalez delivered his goal.

A symbolic fog lifted over the stadium as the Sounders scoring slump evaporated. 

Gonzalez’ timely goal shattered a 270 minute home scoreless drought in MLS play.

His contribution was anticipated, based on recent efforts. In the...

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