Sounders, RSL draw in potential playoff preview

Sounders, RSL draw in potential playoff preview
Real Salt Lake's Javier Morales (11) tangles with Seattle Sounders' Zach Scott during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
SEATTLE (AP) - Real Salt Lake was unable to take advantage of playing the final 60 minutes with an extra player and could only manage a 0-0 draw with the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday night in a potential MLS Cup playoff preview.

Seattle played the final hour of the match down a man after defender Zach Scott was issued a second yellow card and sent off in the 30th minute. Scott was issued his second card for a reckless tackle on Salt Lake midfielder Javier Morales.

There were very few scoring chances in the match, but Seattle goalkeeper Michael Gspurning saved the draw for the Sounders in the final moments. He first punched Chris Schuler's shot wide of the goal, then off a scramble in the box kept Sebastian Velasquez's deflected shot out of the net.