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Levesque's late header lifts Sounders over United

Jul 16, 2010 - 2:27 AM WASHINGTON(AP) -- Roger Levesque scored on a header in the 89th minute and the Seattle Sounders ended a four-game winless skid with a 1-0 win over D.C. United on Thursday night.

Fredy Montero dashed down the right, then sent a cross to the leaping Levesque at the far post. The timely goal gave the Sounders (5-8-4) their first MLS win since June 5.

United (3-9-4), winless in their last four, were shut out for the 12th time this season.

Kasey Keller made five saves, staying on after injuring his left ankle in a second-half collision with D.C.'s Andy Najar.

Before the match, United announced that defender Bryan Namoff was suspending his playing career. Namoff, who has spent all 10 of his MLS seasons with United, hasn't played since a September concussion.