MLS: Sounders shut out Galaxy in front of season-high 61,908
The Sounders rolled to a 4-0 win over the Galaxy before a season-high 60,908
Seattle scored thrice in the second half and zapped the MLS' second-best offense
Jack Jewsbury and Portland ended a five-game losing skid after tying FC Dallas
SEATTLE (AP) -- Eddie Johnson scored just five minutes into the game for his team-leading 10th goal of the season, and Seattle teammates Fredy Montero, Alex Caskey and Andy Rose added second-half tallies for the Sounders in a 4-0 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy played before over 60,000 fans on Sunday night.
The Sounders (10-5-7, 37 points) won their second straight game and extended their unbeaten streak to four games (3-0-1) before a Major League Soccer season-high crowd of 60,908.
The Galaxy (10-11-3, 33 points) had a two-game winning streak and five-game unbeaten streak (4-0-1) snapped. Goalkeeper Michael Gspurning picked up his fourth shutout of the season. He played his first home game since May 2 and made his second straight appearance after missing 12 games with a hip injury. Johnson put the Sounders on the board at the outset of the sixth minute.
Mauro Rosales floated a target ball into the penalty area, and Johnson ran onto it, heading it into the back left corner from the top of goalkeeper Josh Saunders' 6-yard box. Montero scored in the 52nd minute, Caskey hit in the 61st, and Rose finished the scoring in the 88th.
The Galaxy, whose 39 goals are second-most in MLS behind San Jose's 45, were shut out by the Sounders for the second time this season, having dropped a 2-0 decision at Seattle on May 2.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Jack Jewsbury scored on a volley in the 71st minute Sunday night to lift the Timbers into a 1-1 draw with FC Dallas that snapped Portland's five-game losing streak.
Scott Sealy scored for Dallas (5-11-8) off a cross from Brek Shea in the 51st minute of the matchup between the bottom two teams in the Western Conference.
Jewsbury's volley was a left-footed blast from the top of the penalty box after a corner kick ricocheted out to him. Until that point it appeared Portland would go down to another scoreless defeat after being shut out in its previous three games.
The Timbers (5-12-5) outshot Dallas 19-8, and maintained their aggressiveness down the stretch with temperatures in the mid-90s.
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