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Sounders match MLS record for unbeaten start, tying Rapids

July 5, 2021 GMT
Seattle Sounders midfielder Alex Roldan, right, battles for control of the ball with Colorado Rapids defender Sam Vines in the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, July 4, 2021, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Seattle Sounders midfielder Alex Roldan, right, battles for control of the ball with Colorado Rapids defender Sam Vines in the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, July 4, 2021, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Seattle Sounders midfielder Alex Roldan, right, battles for control of the ball with Colorado Rapids defender Sam Vines in the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, July 4, 2021, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Alex Roldan scored his first MLS goal and the Seattle Sounders matched the league record for games without a loss to open a season at 12, tying the Colorado Rapids 1-1 on Sunday night.

The Sounders (7-0-5) tied the mark held by the Los Angeles Galaxy (1996, 2010), Kansas City (2000) and Real Salt Lake (2014). They will have a chance to break the record Wednesday night at home against Houston.

Roldan pounced on defensive miscue and scored on a right-footed shot from the right side of the area in the 41st minute. The goal was confirmed by VAR Review.

The Rapids (5-3-2) tied it in the 58th minute when Michael Barrios settled Sam Vines’ cross, made a cutback into the middle of the area and finished a left-footed shot with a deflection.

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