Dallas wins it, 3-1. Sounders end trip with back-to-back losses. Even with Los Angles in points race in same number of games. Return to action at home Saturday against Chivas USA.
Dallas got two goals from Texeira, one from Perez. Sounders' goal from Lamar Neagle, his seventh.
Here's our game report.
We have more postgame reaction in some of the posts above.88' GOAL Dallas. Header from Perez in front of goal. Frei makes contact, but it trickles past and in. Hoops, 3-1.78' GOAL DALLAS. Texiera again, cleaning up from the far side. Hoops 2-1.
58' GOAL Seattle. Neagle, just seconds into the match, from distance yet again. Assist Dempsey I think.
Halftime: Dallas 1, Sounders 0. Shots 9-5 SEA; on target 2-2; corners 3-1 DAL; fouls 10-4 SEA; duels % 56.6 SEA; possession, 54.2 SEA.
35' Traore coming on for Scott, who is being looked after on the bench after going down in collision at midfield.
First 30: Sounders attack fun to watch tonight. Dummies, back-heels, terrific runs. Pretty much everything but goals so far.
Through 15 Sounders have been attacking and dangerous since falling behind.
8' GOAL Dallas. Texeira spins past Marshall and fires past Frei. Dallas, 1-0.
First kick: ... has been struck. We're under way. Sounders in rave/rave; Hoops in red/red (with the faintest of hoops). Comfortable evening. Probably upper 70s and a nice breeze.
Lineups: For Sounders: Sounders: Frei; Yedlin, Marshall, Scott, Gonzalez; Evans (c), Alonso, Rose, Pappa, Dempsey, Martins. Reserves: Hahnemann, Traore, Anibaba, Azira, Neagle, Barrett, Cooper.
Gonzalo Pineda suffered ankle injury at New York, and apparently wasn't ready to go on time.
For Dallas: Fernandez, Hernandez, Hedges(C), Loyd, Watson, Benitez, Michel, Ulloa, Escobar, Texeira, Perez. Dallas reserves: Seitz, Acosta, Cabrera, Hollingshead, Luccin, Craft, Akindele
Pregame: Sunny Toyota Stadium about two hours before first kick.[/caption]It's sunny and 86 degrees around two hours before the first kick of Sounders at FC Dallas. First kick is scheduled for around 6 p.m. PT, and the game will be shown on JOEtv. We'll also have this blog going before, during and after the match, with additional updates and comments on Twitter @donruiztnt. The game also can be heard on the usual radio outlets.