Sounders fall in finale
HOUSTON – Cam Weaver scored less than a minute into the second half, and the Houston Dynamo ended the season with their second straight victory, 2-1 over the Seattle Sounders on Saturday.
Seattle had its five-game winning streak snapped and can finish no higher than the sixth seed in the playoffs. The Sounders (14-10-6, 48 points) will host the first leg of their playoff series.
Houston (9-15-6, 33 points) finished in seventh place in the Western Conference, but missed the playoffs for the first time in its five-year history.
Houston took the lead on Weaver’s third goal of the season in the 46th minute. Mike Chabala sent a high cross to Weaver on the right corner of the 6-yard box, and Weaver headed it into the net for the 2-1 lead.
Patrick Ianni just missed tying the score in second-half stoppage time, but his header from in front of the net bounced over the crossbar.