Sounders match MLS record for unbeaten start at 12 games

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.

WHITECAPS 2, FC DALLAS 2, TIE

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Vancouver’s Ranko Veselinovic scored an own goal in the 94th minute to give FC Dallas the draw.

Veselinovic and teammate Andy Rose collided as they went up in the air to clear Paxton Pomykal’s diagonal cross and, Veselinovic inadvertently knocked it past goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau.

Ricardo Pepi scored for FC Dallas (2-4-5). Lucas Cavallini and Andy Rose scored for Vancouver (2-6-3) .

SPORTING KC 2, GALAXY 0

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Johnny Russell scored in the 81st minute and Khiry Shelton added a stoppage-time goal to help Sporting Kansas City beat Los Angeles.

Russell had a hard left-footed shot saved, but it returned directly at him and he poked a high-arcing header into the left corner of the goal. Shelton scored on a breakaway for Sporting in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

Sporting (8-3-2) tied the Seattle Sounders for points in the Western Conference.

Javier “Chicharito” Hernández was a late scratch for the Galaxy (7-4-0).

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