Sounders 2, FC Dallas 0
Fredy Montero scored twice in a 3-minute span to lead the
Seattle Sounders to their fifth consecutive victory, 2-0 over FC
Dallas on Wednesday night.
Seattle improved to 6-1-1. Dallas is 0-3-2 in its last five
games and 3-5-3 overall.
After Dallas controlled the ball for most of the first 68
minutes, Seattle’s Cordell Cato won a battle in the home team’s end
and sent the ball toward the right corner of the goal.
Montero maneuvered around defenders Matt Hedges and Hernan
Pertuz and shot just inside the right post to beat goalkeeper Kevin
Hartman on his short side from 15 yards out.
Montero’s second goal came in the 71st minute on a short
right-footed shot from in front of the net.
Montero, the Sounders’ career leader with 37 MLS goals, entered
the game with one goal and one assist in eight games this season.
The team has scored only 13 goals this season, but has allowed a
Seattle goalkeeper Bryan Meredith recorded his second shutout in
his second start this season.
Despite missing injured starters Carlos Rodriguez and Ricardo
Villar – along with Daniel Hernandez, out after receiving a red
card Sunday – Dallas outplayed the Sounders in the first half.
FC Dallas’ first-half advantage in shots was just 6-5, but the
home team put four shots on goal to only one by Seattle. Dallas
also had two corner kicks to one for the Sounders.
That one Seattle shot on goal was a good scoring chance. Hartman
allowed a rebound with the net open, but the subsequent shot hit
the post and the Sounders kicked the ball over the goal.
Meredith thwarted Dallas’ best first-half chance by punching a
header into the crossbar, then covering up the loose ball in