Seattle striker Will Bruin scored against his former team to lead the Sounders to a 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo on Sunday.
Midfielder Osvaldo Alonso, playing out high in the center of the field, started the scoring play by sending the ball across to Cristian Roldan on the right side. Roldan lofted a target ball into the penalty area toward the far post.
Bruin dove toward it just inside the top left corner of the 6-yard box, heading it past goalkeeper Tyler Deric into the left corner.
Bruin has four goals this season for the Sounders. He scored 50 times in six seasons with the Dynamo before being traded to Seattle in December for allocation money.
The Sounders rebounded from a 3-0 loss at Columbus on Wednesday night for their third victory in four games.
The win lifted the defending MLS Cup champions into sixth place in the Western Conference standings while Houston remained winless on the road in seven games.
The Dynamo are tied for the second-most goals in MLS with 27 but have been shut out twice in the past three games.