Major League Soccer

 Full TimeALT/KZJO
C. Roldan  2' 1-0 
J. Medranda  22' 2-0 
Joao Paulo  45+1' 3-0 
SOUC. Roldan  2' 1-0
SOUJ. Medranda  22' 2-0
SOUJoao Paulo  45+1' 3-0
HT: 3-0
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Sounders beat Rapids 3-0 to take Western Conference lead

(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

SEATTLE (AP) Cristian Roldan scored for the fourth consecutive game and the Seattle Sounders beat the Colorado Rapids 3-0 on Sunday night to take the Western Conference lead.

Jimmy Medranda and Joao Paulo added goals to help Seattle (16-5-6) win for the third straight game and move past Sporting Kansas in the conference standings.

Colorado (13-5-9) had its 12-game unbeaten streak - dating to a 3-0 loss at Real Salt Lake on July 24 - snapped.

The Rapids played a man down after Lucas Esteves was shown a straight red card in the 61st minute.

Stefan Frei made four saves for the Sounders.

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Updated October 4, 2021