Seattle enjoyed a 1-0 win over Colorado in Friday’s MLS action, in a match marred by a broken leg suffered by USA striker Steve Zakuani.The incident occurred in the third minute of Friday’s match when Zakuani was scythed down by Colorado midfielder Brian Mullan, and replays showed his right leg hanging at an unnatural angle.
Seattle players were visibly upset by Mullan’s challenge and referee Silviu Petrescu had no choice but to show the 32-year-old a red card.
Zakuani remained on the ground for several minutes before being replaced by Alvaro Fernandez, and was taken to hospital for further examinations.
Seattle made their numerical advantage count in the 19th minute when Colombian striker Fredy Montero struck his first goal since August last year, though the Sounders could not score again against a resolute Colorado defence.
Veteran goalkeeper Kasey Keller kept his first clean sheet of the season as Seattle moved into fourth place in the MLS Western Conference, with two wins and three draws from their opening seven games.
Reigning champions Colorado stay in third, with three wins and three losses.