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Lillingston, Thornton lift Chivas USA past Seattle; Chivas USA 1, Sounders 0

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 CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Eduardo Lillingston scored in the 38th minute to give Chivas USA a 1-0 victory over Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday night.

Zach Thornton made three saves to earn his MLS-leading seventh shutout for Chivas USA (8-2-3), which snapped a three-game winless streak and extended the expansion Sounders ' winless streak to six. Seattle dropped to 4-3-5.

Lillingston scored after teammate Paulo Nagamura took a 7-yard shot that goalkeeper Kasey Keller blocked while sliding toward the left post. An unmarked Lillingston tapped the ball into the open net from 4 yards.

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