A few notes from the club:
Kasey Keller made five saves to earn his fifth clean sheet of the season despite playing the final 25 minutes with a right midfoot sprain. Sounders FC (5-8-4, 19 points) won for the first time in five matches, dating back to a 3-0 home win over New England on June 5. Seattle now sits just three points out of third place in the Western Conference. D.C. United (3-10-3, 12 points) lost for the first time in four matches and remains seventh in the East. It was Roger Levesque's first start since April 22. He has scored in three of the last four road wins and also scored in last year's Open Cup final in Washington, D.C. Sanna Nyassi was credited with an assist just one minute after entering the match. It was his first point in league play. Montero is now tied for third in MLS with seven assists. Keller remains undefeated at RFK Stadium (8-0-2), including seven starts for the U.S. National Team. All five Sounders FC victories have come by shutout against clubs in the Eastern Conference. Seattle held the advantage in shots 15-10 (5-6 on goal) and 11-3 on corner kicks. Leo Gonzalez was issued his fifth yellow card, making him unavailable for the Colorado match.