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Sanna's Sounders Leap-frog Quakes For Final MLS Playoff Spot

Aug 2, 2010, 3:13 PM | Article By: Sainabou Kujabi

Sanna Nyassi and Seattle earned the second annual Heritage Cup trophy with its 1-0 win at Buck Shaw Stadium on Saturday night.

In front of 10,351 fans at Buck Shaw Stadium, Omar Jassey's San Jose Earthquakes couldn't defend its Heritage Cup triumph in 2009, losing the second annual trophy contest in a 1-0 defeat to Seattle Sounders FC, according to goal.com.

Holding onto the majority of the possession and pressure at goal, the Sounders were able to break through with the first goal of the game in the 26th minute.

Utilizing the right flank with Sanna Nyassi, Seattle had an easy chance at a cross into the box in the run of play. Nyassi struck the cross to the top of the goal mouth where Montero ran onto and with the head buried it past Busch's outstretched body for the goal.

In the other MLS matches, Philadelphia Union shares the spoils with Sainey Nyassi and Abdoulie Mansally's New England Revolution in a 1-1 draw, also on Saturday, to shift one point ahead on the table. They are 15 points and 14th position on the standing.

KC Wizards beat Amadou Sanyang?s - Toronto FC 1-0 to maintain its 21 points and 10th position.

In Sweden, Pa Dembo Touray and Kebba Ceesay?s Djurgardens succumbed 3-0 to Hacken on Saturday to drop on 11th position and 19 points.

Dawda Bah and HJK Helsinki have added more fuel for their title contest in the Finnish Veikkausliga after beating VPS Vaasa 3-0 on Saturday to comfortably climb on 36 points. HJK who look set to host Serbian side FC Partizan on Wednesday in the 3rd round of the Champions League qualifiers after losing 3-0 in Belgrade.