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  • May 5, 2012
  • • 4:40 PM
  • • CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
  • Referee: R. Salazar
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Seattle Sounders FC 1-0 Philadelphia Union: Rosales stars in Seattle win

Seattle Sounders FC 1-0 Philadelphia Union: Rosales stars in Seattle win

Otto Greule Jr

Mauro Rosales put in a gutsy performance and netted the match winner as Seattle topped Philadelphia.

The Seattle Sounders pulled out a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday thanks to a goal from Mauro Rosales that was set up by Fredy Montero.

Seattle goalkeeper Bryan Meredith earned a clean sheet in his first MLS start, but it was a moment of brilliance from two of the Sounders' best that proved to be decisive.

After being held out for just over an hour by the ever-impressive Zac MacMath in the Union goal, Seattle found a winner when Montero played a brilliant ball across the top of the box to free Rosales on the right.

The veteran midfielder, who was a question coming into the match with an injury, had time to take a couple of touches and steady himself before firing a low shot into the net.

The Union never really threatened Seattle's goal late on and the Sounders really should have added to the lead when Montero curled a shot back off the bar.

Seattle will be in action again on Wednesday with a trip to Dallas while Philadelphia will have to wait until May 13 to host New York.

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