Seattle Sounders Beat New York Red Bulls 1-0, Keep Hope Alive

To say the Seattle Sounders have not met expectations is an understatement.

Seven games into the 2010 season, the team that many liked to make it to the MLS Cup final is in last place in the competitive Western Conference.

The team’s leading scorer in 2009, Fredy Montero, was benched. The defense that allowed the fewest goals in the league last season had allowed multiple goals against in three of the past four games and a horrid four goals against in their previous matchup against MLS points leader Los Angeles Galaxy.

And one of the few teams currently making a profit gave its season ticket holders a refund after the L.A. drubbing.

Still, Saturday night saved some light in what has been a mostly dark season.

The Sounders beat the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena—where New York had yet to lose, including preseason and U.S. Open Cup games—1-0 on a 85th minute goal from Montero.

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