SEATTLE — Kyle Reynish, who has played just one game in goal this season for Real Salt Lake, stepped in for Nick Rimando on Thursday night, and Kasey keller, his counterpart, saved a first-half penalty kick as Real and Seattle battled to a 0-0 tie.
Rimando, who helped Salt Lake (12-4-8, 44 points) win the MLS Cup at Seattle’s Qwest Field last November, tweaked his Achilles’ tendon during practice on Wednesday and was held out as a precautionary measure by coach Jason Kreis. Reynish made just two saves.
It was Salt Lake’s fourth straight shutout. It has not allowed a goal in 452 minutes.
Keller kept the Sounders (9-9-6, 33 points) in the tie in the 32nd minute when he stopped Robbie Findley’s penalty kick.