The Sounders reserves got an early goal from Chad Barrett, his second in the MLS Reserve League, but ultimately settled for a 1-1 tie Sunday against Colorado.
The Rapids equalizer came from forward Danny Mwanga, a former No. 1 overall draft pick, in the 63rd minute.
Perhaps more important than the score was Brad Evans being able to play 45 minutes in his steady return to regular action after a nagging calf injury. He played at right back, which could prove useful in the road to the World Cup.
Also, Andy Rose went a full 90 for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury.
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SOUNDERS FC 1, COLORADO 1 (MLS Reserve League)
SEA – Chad Barrett (Jalil Anibaba, Aaron Kovar) 4′
COL – Danny Mwanga (Charles Elondou) 63′
Seattle Sounders FC – Marcus Hahnemann (Josh Ford 45), Brad Evans (Fabio Pereira 45), Zach Scott (Matt Reinikka 51), Jalil Anibaba, Aaron Kovar, Michael Azira, Andy Rose, Sean Okoli (Henry Wingo 90+), Tristan Bowen, Kenny Cooper, Chad Barrett (Cam Weaver 60).
Substitutes Not Used: Duncan McCormick, Yoshi Chaffin.
TOTAL SHOTS: 19; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 5; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 8; SAVES: 4.
Colorado Rapids – John Berner (Joe Nasco 46), Kortne Ford, Marvell Wynne, Brenton Griffths, John Neeskens, Jovanni Chavez, Jared Watts (Miles Chow 70), Charles Elondou, Marlon Hairston (Enda O’Neill 46), Danny Mwanga, Kamani Hill.
Substitutes Not Used: None.
TOTAL SHOTS: 13; SHOTS ON GOAL: 10; FOULS: 13; OFFSIDE: 2; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 9.
COL – John Neeskens (caution) 83′
COL – Kortne Ford (caution) 88′
COL – Joe Nasco (ejection) 89′
Referee: Josh Wilkens
Referee’s Assistants: Farhad Dadko, Mehmet Akin
4th Official: Ian Johnson
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|Sun. April 20||at Chivas USA||W, 3-2||StubHub Center training field|
|Sun. April 27||vs. Colorado||T, 1-1||Starfire Stadium|
|Sun. May 18||vs. LA Blues||1 p.m.||Starfire Stadium|
|Mon. May 26||at Real Salt Lake||11 a.m.||America First Field|
|Sun. June 1||vs. LA Galaxy II||1 p.m.||Starfire Stadium|
|Sat. Sept. 13||vs. Real Salt Lake||11:30 a.m.||Starfire Stadium|
|Mon. Oct. 6||at Colorado||10 a.m.||DSG Park (Field 20)|