Zakuani's 2 goals lift Sounders past Rapids, 2-1

Published Jul. 26, 2010 1:49 a.m. EDT

Steve Zakuani twice in the first half and the Seattle Sounders FC won for the first time at home since June 5, 2-1 over the Colorado Rapids on Sunday night.

In the eighth minute, Zakuani gathered a deflected ball inside the penalty area and shot it between two defenders. The ball hit the near post then caromed off the body of keeper Matt Pickens then into the goal.

Colorado equalized less than a minute later, when Omar Cummings scored on a left-footed blast high over goalkeeper Kasey Keller.

Zakuani put Seattle back up in the 19th. Fredy Montero found Sanna Nyassi streaking down the right side and led him with a pass. Nyassi closed in and found Zakuani with a hard pass in the middle of the goal mouth.