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Sounders beat Dallas to move into second place

Sun., Aug. 21, 2011

FRISCO, Texas – Mauro Rosales scored in the 16th minute to give the Seattle Sounders FC a 1-0 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday night.

Seattle pushed its record to 8-1-4 over its last 13 MLS matches and moved past Dallas into second place in the Western Conference standings.

Dallas saw its four-game home unbeaten streak (3-0-1), in which it had outscored its opponents 7-0, snapped, and is 2-3-3 overall in its last eight MLS contests.

FC Dallas outshot Seattle 24-9, despite appearing worn down by the extreme heat, which was 104 degrees when the game started.

Playing a man down for the final 34-plus minutes, Dallas pressed for the equalizer to the final whistle, with Bruno Guarda’s last-chance shot deflecting just wide of the right post.

Sounders goalkeeper Kasey Keller made four saves to record his eighth shutout of the season. One of his best stops came in the 72nd minute, when he denied a point-blank shot from Marvin Chavez.

Seattle jumped ahead 1-0 in the 16th minute.

Rosales was left wide-open on the rush up field, received a lead pass from Fredy Montero, and slotted a low shot just inside the right goal post.

Timbers 2, Whitecaps 1: Jorge Perlaza had a goal and an assist, and host Portland beat rival Vancouver 2-1 in the first match this season between the MLS expansion teams.

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