SEATTLE (AP) — Defender Leo Gonzalez scored his first MLS goal and later added his first assist as the Seattle Sounders beat the New England Revolution 3-0 on Saturday night.
The Sounders (4-5-3) snapped a two-game losing streak, both of which were shutouts. Steve Zakuani and Fredy Montero also scored for Seattle, each picking up his fourth goal of the season. Goalkeeper Kasey Keller earned his fourth shutout.
The Revolution (3-7-2, 11 points) lost for the third time in four games and have just one win in their last eight.
Prior to Gonzalez scoring midway through the 5th minute, the Sounders had gone 271 minutes without a goal at home. Their previous one was in the 4th minute of a 1-1 tie against Columbus on May 1.
Zakuani set up the first goal when he tapped the ball to Gonzalez, stationed just on the left side of the penalty area 16 yards up from the goal line. Gonzalez drove a shot into the upper right corner of the net well beyond the reach of Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttlesworth.
Zakuani made it 2-0 late in the 24th minute with a rising shot from the top of the box that went just over Shuttlesworth's hands, glanced off the crossbar and dropped into the net.
Montero pushed the lead to 3-0 late in the 42nd minute, gaining control of a volley from Pat Noonan, then dribbling right around Revolution defender Pat Phelan and firing from the top of the box into the upper left corner.
The Sounders outshot New England 19-2.