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Russell scores in 7th straight game, Sporting beats Sounders

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SEATTLE (AP) — Johnny Russell scored in the 79th minute to extend his goals streak to seven games and help Sporting Kansas City beat the Seattle Sounders 2-1 on Saturday.

With Seattle's loss, the New England Revolution (21-4-6) clinched the Supporters’ Shield for the best record in Major League Soccer. Kansas City (16-7-7) moved within three points of first-place Seattle (17-7-7) in the Western Conference.

Russell has scored six goals in seven career games against Seattle, including one in each of the three games this season.

Remi Walter opened the scoring in the fourth minute for Sporting K.C., and Nicolas Benezet tied it in the 58th.

RED BULLS 2, CREW 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sean Nealis scored in the 87nd minute for his first MLS goal since 2019 and New York beat Columbus.

New York (12-11-7) is unbeaten in eight matches, with six wins. Columbus (10-13-8) has lost just two of its last seven.

The Red Bulls opened the scoring in the seventh minute, with Cristian Casseres Jr. finding the back of the net off of a corner kick. Miguel Berry tied it in the 18th.

The Associated Press

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