banner

Soccer

more stats

Cooper's late tally sees Sounders edge FC Dallas

Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Kenny Cooper netted a late winner on Wednesday as Seattle Sounders FC came away with a 2-1 victory over FC Dallas at CenturyLink Field.

The home side entered the match in fantastic form having won four games on the bounce, but things started poorly for the Sounders as Brad Evans took down Blas Perez in the penalty area in the 14th minute, resulting in an early penalty kick.

Michel stepped to the spot and calmly dispatched the opportunity to give the visitors the lead.

Seattle finally drew level in the 62nd minute when Clint Dempsey fed the ball out wide to Obafemi Martins on the right flank. Martins looked up and delivered a perfect ball to the near post where Lamar Neagle was able to tap it home.

Seattle's confidence was flowing after the goal and the hosts created several quality opportunities and forced FC Dallas goalkeeper Raul Fernandez into several outstanding saves.

The Sounders, as they have done so many times this season, kept pushing and found the winning tally two minutes from time as Martins broke through a tackle on the left wing and sent a low cross into the area where an unmarked Cooper was there to drive it into the net.

The Sounders have now scored seven goals in the final 10 minutes of matches and improve to 22 points from 10 matches, five clear of Real Salt Lake at the top of the Western Conference.

FC Dallas, meanwhile, remain in third place in the West on 16 points.

05/08 00:10:51 ET

Other Stories

  • NFL: Oakland at Green Bay

    Tonight at 8:00 on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: The Barclays

    Tomorrow at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: New Orleans at Indianapolis

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: San Diego at San Francisco

    Sunday at 4:00 pm on FOX50

  • HighSchoolOT.com Wrap-up Show

    Tomorrow at 9:00 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: San Francisco at Washington

    Tomorrow at 4:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: LA Dodgers at Oakland

    Sunday at 8:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
5th
DUR 1
GWI 0
 
1st
NEP 0
CAR 0
 
Final
CHC 4
BAL 1
2nd
NYY 0
CWS 3
 
3rd
CLE 0
HOU 0
 
3rd
WAS 1
SFG 0
 
3rd
PHI 1
STL 4
 
4th
TOR 0
TAM 1
 
3rd
CIN 0
ATL 0
 
3rd
BOS 0
SEA 0
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
KAN
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
DET
8:10pm Tonight
MIL
PIT
8:40pm Tonight
COL
MIA
9:40pm Tonight
ARI
SDP
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
ANA
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
NYM
1st
NEP 0
CAR 0
 
1st
DET 7
JAC 0
 
1st
NYJ 0
NYG 0
 
8:00pm Tonight
GBP
OAK
10:00pm Tonight
SEA
CHI
5th
DUR 1
GWI 0