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The Seattle Sounders FC (3-2-1) handed FC Dallas( 4-1-1) it’s first loss of the season in Frisco Texas last Saturday.

For the second game in a row Seattle Sounders FC waited till the dying minutes of a game to earn points.
Last week Sounders FC needed two of Clint Dempsey three goals in the final five minutes to earn a 4-4 draw against the Portland Timbers.

Keeping true to their late game drama form, Seattle Sounders FC received two goals from Clint Dempsey 22nd minute and the game winner in the 85th minute to earn all three points in there second consecutive road game.

Seattle Sounder’s FC Clint Dempsey has now scored five goals in two games.
“He is obviously a very important player for our team and he is trying to make sure he is ready for the World Cup because he is an important player for the US Men’t team as well, said Sounders coach Sigi Schmid.

FC Dallas scored the games first goal of the game with just ten minutes gone when David Texeira headed the ball into the back of the Seattle Sounders FC net after a wind laden mistake by Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei.

Dempsey leveled the game at one all on a wonder free kick at the 22nd minute mark.
Dempsey hit a 35-yard free that bent over the FC Dallas wall and hit the underside of the crossbar.

Michel gave FC Dallas a 2-1 lead just before halftime when he converted a penalty after FC Dallas was awarded the spot kick because of a hard foul by Seattle Sounders FC defender DeAndre Yedlin on David Texeira.

The game was tied at 2-2 in the 75 minute when FC Dallas defender scored an own goal.
Seattle Sounder FC’s Clint Dempsey scored the game winner in the 85th minute after a nifty wall pass exchange Chad Barrett.

Seattle's next game will be April 19th at Chivas USA

Scoring Summary
DAL - David Texeira 10'
SEA - Clint Dempsey 22'
DAL - Michel (penalty) 42'
SEA - Stephen Keel (own goal) 75'
SEA - Clint Dempsey (Chad Barrett) 85'

Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei, DeAndre Yedlin, Chad Marshall, Djimi Traore, Leo Gonzalez, Kenny Cooper (Marco Pappa 67'), Osvaldo Alonso, Gonzalo Pineda, Lamar Neagle (Chad Barrett 73'), Clint Dempsey, Obafemi Martins (Micheal Azira, 90')

Substitutes Not Used: Marcus Hahnemann, Dylan Remick, Jalil Anibaba, Sean Okoli.

TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (Dempsey, 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Dempsey, 3); FOULS: 19 (Neagle, 5);

OFFSIDE: 4 (Dempsey, 2); CORNER KICKS: 3 (Pineda, 2); SAVES: 6 (Frei, 6).

FC Dallas - Chris Seitz, Zach Loyd, Stephen Keel, Matt Hedges, Jair Benitez, Michel, Hendry Thomas, Je-Vaughn Watson (Peter Luccin 70', Adam Moffat 79'), Mauro Diaz, Fabian Castillo, David Texeira (Tesho Akindele, 86')

Substitutes Not Used: Raul Fernandez, Moises Hernandez, Danny Garcia, Kellyn Acosta

TOTAL SHOTS: 16 (Castillo, 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 8 (3 player, 2); FOULS: 19 (Castillo, 6);

OFFSIDE: 1 (Watson, 1);

CORNER KICKS: 6 (2 players, 3); SAVES: 4 (Seitz, 4).

,Misconduct Summary:
SEA - Lamar Neagle (caution) 12'
SEA - Osvaldo Alonso (caution) 18'
DAL - Je-Vaughn Watson (caution) 19'
SEA - DeAndre Yedlin (caution) 40'
DAL - Hendry Thomas (caution) 46'
DAL - David Texeira (caution) 47'
DAL - Fabian Castillo (caution) 60'
SEA - Chad Barrett (caution) 94'

Referee: Juan Guzman
Referee's Assistants: Ian Anderson, Jonathan Johnson
4th Official: Alejando Mariscal
Attendance: 17,070

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