The Seattle Sounders add another victory to make it an even 5 wins in a row. With the 2-0 victory over a struggling FC Dallas team, the Sounders tie the franchise record and continue on the road to what promises to be the team’s best start.
After being on the road for over a week, the Sounders finished their trip with a convincing victory that extended the team’s road unbeaten streak to an MLS best of 7-0-1. The 2-0 victory also marked the second shutout for back up goalie Bryan Meredith. Meredith made 5 saves including one of yesterday’s most spectacular plays, and worthy of a place in anybody’s highlight reel – defending Scott Sealy’s uncontested header, and then diving down to hang on to the ball before a second attempt on goal.
The match statistics did not reflect to what degree the Seattle team dominated the Dallas Squad. In fact, time of possession was clocked at 50% each. Also, FC Dallas had 5 more corner kicks (at 7-2) and 4 more shots on goal (at 15-11) than Seattle, and, on paper, played a more disciplined game with only 1 yellow card (vs 4). However, the Sounders were able to make the most out of their opportunities.
From Mauro Rosales almost goal in the first half to Fredy Montero’s (a second half sub for Rosales) two goals in the 68th and 71th minutes, the Sounders had a much more explosive offense Wednesday night than their previous match against Philadelphia. Also of note, Trinidad and Tobago’s Cordell Cato’s debut and Alex Caskey’s second of assist of the season.
The Sounders return to CenturyLink Field to host rival and Western Conference powerhouse Real Salt Lake. Kick-off is at 7pm PDT.