MLS Game Summary - Houston at Seattle|
(Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Seattle 2, Houston 0
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - The Seattle Sounders FC earned a 2-0 victory
over the Houston Dynamo in front of over 36,000 fans at Qwest Field on Sunday
night in Major League Soccer action.
Freddie Montero scored a goal - the game winner - and added an assist to lead
Seattle to victory.
The win was the fourth straight for the Sounders, who improved to 8-8-4 after
struggling for much of the first half of the season.
Houston (5-9-5), on the other hand, is winless in its last nine MLS fixtures,
a streak the goes all the way back to May 22.
The first half was fairly uneventful, with both teams content to wage war in
Things opened up in the second half, with Montero finally breaking through in
the 64th minute.
Seattle goalkeeper Kasey Keller started the chance with a long ball from the
back that bounced at the top of the Houston penalty area. Montero then
shielded the ball away from defender Eddie Robinson, turned, and fired past
Tally Hall for his eighth goal of the season.
That was how the score stayed until the closing minutes when Montero sprung
Seattle's newest designated player, Alvaro Fernandez, with a through ball
behind the defense. Fernandez made no mistake on the chance, slotting the ball
just inside the right post and in for his first MLS goal.
Seattle will try to make it five straight wins when it travels to take on
Chivas USA on Saturday, while the Dynamo will aim to get in the win column at
new England the same day in their next MLS fixture.
08/09 01:10:35 ET