Sounders get on track vs. Dynamo
SEATTLE -- Marco Pappa scored in the 69th minute and Gonzalo Pineda converted a penalty kick six minutes later as the Seattle Sounders snapped a two-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Sunday night.
It was the 200th MLS coaching victory for Seattle's Sigi Schmid. He is 200-136-103 in 15 seasons, including an 87-50-46 record in six years with Seattle.
The win lifted the Sounders (13-6-2) back atop the Western Conference and overall standings with 41 points. Houston (6-12-4) has one victory in its last 10 games.
Pappa scored his third goal of the season, a hard shot from the left of the penalty area restraining arc that ricocheted off the foot of Dynamo defender David Horst and past goalkeeper Tally Hall.
Pappa drove a free kick into the box in the 75th minute, and Houston midfielder Ricardo Clark was called for a foul. Pineda's penalty kick was his third goal.
Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei registered his seventh shutout.