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Originally published Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 8:41 PM

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Alonso, Sounders hand Rapids 6th straight loss

Osvaldo Alonso scored in the 66th minute as the Seattle Sounders beat Colorado 2-1 Saturday night, handing the Rapids their sixth straight loss.

The Associated Press

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. —

Osvaldo Alonso scored in the 66th minute as the Seattle Sounders beat Colorado 2-1 Saturday night, handing the Rapids their sixth straight loss.

Eddie Johnson scored in the opening minute and had an assist on Alonso's goal to help Seattle (9-5-7) extend its unbeaten streak to 2-0-3.

Drew Moor scored his third goal of the season in the 3rd minute for Colorado (7-14-1). The Rapids have been outscored 11-3 during their skid.

On the tiebreaking goal, Alonso broke free of midfielder Wells Thompson, took Johnson's cross and buried a shot past Colorado goalkeeper Matt Pickens for his first goal.

The Sounders have won the teams' first three meetings this year while allowing just two goals, and have beaten the Rapids six straight times.

Pickens was denied his 40th career win with the Rapids. He shares the all-time franchise record of 39 wins by a Colorado goalkeeper with Marcus Hahnemann.

The teams got off quickly, each scoring a goal in the first three minutes. Johnson put Seattle on the board in the first minute, putting a header past Pickens off a corner kick from Mauro Rosales.

Moor came right back for the Rapids Brian Mullan worked himself free to the left of Seattle goalkeeper Michael Gspurning. Mullan sent a cross to the opposite wing and Moor beat Gspurning with a header in the third minute.

Gspurning stopped a scoring chance by Conor Casey with a sliding two-handed catch in the 15th. Johnson put a low drive on goal and denied a second goal by Pickens in the 24th.

Casey had two chances to tie the game for Colorado. He missed the left post with a header in the 70th. Gspurning made a desperate save to stop an ankle high shot by Casey in the 77th.

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