The Sounders FC were starting to wonder when a win wouldcome their way.
They will have to ponder that thought for another week.
Eduardo Lillingston scored in the 38thminute to give Chivas USA a 1-0 victory over Seattle Sounders FC onSaturday night.
Zach Thornton made three saves to earn his MLS-leading seventhshutout for Chivas USA (8-2-3), which snapped a three-game winlessstreak and extended the expansion Sounders' winless streak to six.Seattle dropped to 4-3-5.
Lillingston scored after teammate Paulo Nagamura took a 7-yardshot that goalkeeper Kasey Keller blocked while sliding toward theleft post. An unmarked Lillingston tapped the ball into the opennet from 4 yards.
Freddie Ljungberg had the best chance to tie the score butThornton jumped to his left to deflect Ljungberg's 16-yard linedrive with his left hand in the 56th minute.
Seattle played with 10 men after Nate Jacqua received a red cardin the 88th minute.
Chivas USA was without Jonathan Bornstein, Sacha Kljestan andJesse Marsch. Bornstein and Kljestan joined the United States'roster for a World Cup qualifier against Honduras, while Marsch wassuspended after getting a red card against Chicago on May 28.
Seattle defender Tyrone Marshall missed his first game afterplaying every minute in league play. Marshall was suspended forreceiving a red card May 30 against Columbus.
Chivas USA defender Claudio Suarez, a veteran of three WorldCups for Mexico, made his first appearance of the season when hereplaced Shavar Thomas in the 70th minute.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times