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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Sounders fall 1-0, haven't won league match in a month

The Sounders finally got out of the draw column...but ended up in the loss ledger. Charleston Battery continue to top the table after their 1-0 win over Seattle on July 5th in South Carolina. The Sounders' last league win was June 7th against Minnesota.

from the Sounders:

(Charleston, NC)- The league leading Charleston Battery increased their lead on the USL-1 with a 1-0 victory over the Sounders on Saturday night.

The loss was their first in over a month since they lost to the Carolina Railhawks on May 28.

In addition to being league leaders, the Battery have also advanced to the Quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. They travel to Dallas to play FC Dallas on July 8. The Sounders have also advanced to the Quarterfinals and play the Kansas City Wizards on Tuesday, July 8 at 7:00 pm at Qwest Field. Tickets are $17 in advance through www.ticketmaster.com and $20 at the gate. $15 group tickets are available by calling 206-381-7908.

The Sounders were under constant pressure from the Battery attack all game. Zach Scott had an early scoring chance in the 10th minute but his header hit the post, it would turn out to be one of the best chances of the game for Seattle

Charleston got on the board early with a phenomenal strike from 25 yards from midfielder Lazo Alavanja. The Sounders had been conceding space in the midfield and sitting back which opened up the shot from distance from Alavanja.

The half wore on with the Sounders creating few chances and Charleston went into the half with a one goal advantage.

Charleston came out in the second half looking for the killing goal.

Striker Randi Patterson created many problems for the Seattle backline, running well off the ball and attacking the Seattle defenders.

The Sounders subbed in Jason Cascio and Kevin Sakuda mid-way through the half for extra firepower, but Seattle never really got a clear opportunity and the Sounders fell 1-0.

The Sounders next league match is at Rochester Rhinos on July 11 on Fox Soccer Channel.

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