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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 the midfield.

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