Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Seattle Sounders FC and Sporting Kansas City played to an entertaining scoreless draw on Saturday at CenturyLink Field.
Both teams came into the clash hoping to earn a second consecutive victory in league play and played attractive, attacking football throughout the 90 minutes.
Sporting KC carved out the first quality chance of the night in the ninth minute when Kriztian Nemeth found himself alone at the back post following a long throw-in by Matt Besler, but Nemeth's half-volleyed effort went straight into the arms of Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei.
Lamar Neagle responded with a chance for Seattle in the 32nd minute as he got on the end of a well-placed cross from Gonzalo Pineda, but directed his header just wide of the far post.
After the break, Sporting's best chance came in the 55th minute as Jimmy Medranda found himself in acres of space in the middle of the park. He took a couple dribbles and had a go from outside the box, but it bounced wide of the left post.
Hoping to nick a goal on a set piece, Sporting manager Peter Vermes sent U.S. international Graham Zusi on as a substitute in the 77th minute.
Seattle countered with the fresh legs of forward Darwin Jones six minutes from time, but neither side could find a late winner and settled for a share of the spoils.