Frisco, TX (Sports Network) - Fredy Montero only played 45 minutes at FC Dallas
Stadium on Wednesday, but that's all the Colombian needed as his second-half
brace helped Seattle Sounders FC to a 2-0 victory over FC Dallas.
The result sees Seattle (7-1-1) claim its fifth straight win to go level with
the San Jose Earthquakes for second place in the Western Conference. FC Dallas
(3-5-3) has lost two in a row and is winless in its last five league outings.
The best chance of the opening period fell to Seattle's Mauro Rosales. The
Sounders capped well-worked move with Andy Rose firing a shot on target from
outside the box. Kevin Hartman spilled the effort but Rosales was only able to
turn the rebound off the post before the Dallas defense cleared their lines.
Both sides struggled to get going offensively, but that changed midway through
the second half when Montero took the game by the scruff of the neck.
The Colombian opened the scoring in the 68th minute, collecting a pass from
Cordell Cato and uncorking a shot that beat Kevin Hartman at his near post.
Montero doubled Seattle's lead shortly after, getting on the end of a low cross
from Alex Caskey and beating his mark to poke a one-time effort into the back
of the net for his third goal of the season.
The Sports Network