Two first-half goals were enough for the Seattle Sounders to win 2-0 against Houston Dynamo in MLS action on Friday.
The home side scored twice in four minutes through David Estrada and Brad Evans to move equal top of the Western Conference.
Seattle took the lead in the 23rd minute after a corner.
Houston cleared the ball to the top of the box but Estrada got to it first and his shot took a deflection off one of Dynamo’s defenders before sailing into goal.
The Sounders doubled their lead in the 27th minute after another corner.
Houston’s Geoff Cameron was judged to have pushed Patrick Ianni as the corner kick was swung into the penalty area.
Evans took responsibility for the spot kick and beat Dynamo’s goalkeeper Tally Hall, although Hall guessed the right way.
The visitors had more possession than Seattle and chalked up two more shots but Michael Gspurning only had two saves to make in the Sounders’ goal as Houston’s shooting accuracy let them down.
Dynamo remain equal top of the Eastern Conference with Kansas City on six points, although Houston have played one more game, while Seattle are one of four clubs with two victories from two matches at the top of the Western Conference.
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