Seattle — Clint Dempsey, Andreas Ivanschitz and Jordan
Morris scored during a 15-minute span in the first half as the Seattle Sounders
routed MLS-leading FC Dallas 5-0 on Wednesday to end a four-game winless
Joevin Jones and Cristian Roldan added second-half goals for
the Sounders, who started the night with five wins from 17 matches and the
lowest goal total in the league (14).
Dempsey scored in the 6th minute when he drilled a penalty
kick past goalkeeper Chris Seitz for his third goal of the year. The penalty
was awarded when defender Maynor Figueroa was called for a hand ball just
outside of the 6-yard box and shown the red card.
Seattle had not scored on its home field since a 2-0 victory
against San Jose on May 7.
Ivanschitz increased the lead to 2-0 in the 18th with his
third of the season, and Morris tallied his team-leading seventh just 4 minutes
later. Jones scored in the 61st, followed by Roldan in the 73rd.
Also read: Clint Dempsey scores pair, but Seattle draws 2-2 with Club America
Seattle also finished with 10 men after Dempsey was sent off
in the 34th minute.
In other matches, Vancouver had a 2-0 win over Real Salt
Lake, the New York Red Bulls beat Orlando 2-0, the Montreal-Portland and
Toronto-Columbus games finished in 1-1 draws, and Chicago edged Sporting Kansas
In Portland, Jack McInerney scored his fifth of the season to
give the Timbers a 1-0 lead in the 14th but Igancio Piatti equalized for
Montreal just before halftime — his 11th this season. The Timbers remained
unbeaten in eight games, while Montreal is undefeated in six.
Connor Lade and Felipe scored for the Red Bulls, when ended
a four-game winless streak, and Michael de Leeuw scored in the 19th in his
first MLS start for Chicago.
At Vancouver, the White Caps scored twice in four minutes
and kept the first clean sheet in 11 matches. Cristian Techera scored in the
37th, three minutes after a Real Salt Lake own goal in the first half.For
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