clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Late Carlos Ruiz goal saves the day for FC Dallas in 2-1 win over Seattle

FC Dallas regains the Supporters’ Shield lead with Colorado’s loss.

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas wrapped up their home slate with a 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders. The win and a loss by Colorado to Portland helps move FC Dallas back to the top of the standings.

Dallas got two second half goals from Maxi Urruti and Carlos Ruiz to help seal the three points.

FC Dallas began to find their rhythm in the 15th minute Mauro Diaz sprang Maxi Urruti into the penalty box behind the Seattle defense. Urruti took one touch to try and beat Stefan Frei but the Seattle keeper was able to force Urruti’s attempt away from danger.

Seattle nearly had the game’s first breakthrough in the 32nd minute on a corner kick. The ball was sent in from the far side where Alvaro Fernandez headed the ball back across goal to Herculez Gomez was there to head the ball in but the center official waved it off for a foul in the penalty box against the Sounders.

The first goal came shortly after that though in the 40th minute on a free kick beauty by Nicolas Lodeiro. The Uruguayan teed up a shot from 25 yards out that beat Chris Seitz at the near post.

Dallas pushed for an equalizer all second half and finally made it work on a free kick by Diaz on the far sideline. The ball went over the Sounder defense to Matt Hedges, who headed the ball down to Urruti. The Argentine forward banged home the equalizer for his ninth goal of the season.

Ruiz provided the heroics in the 89th minute on a chip from Diaz. Dallas played a quick one-two between Carlos Gruezo and Diaz. The Argentine midfielder got the ball at the top of the box and then played a quick chip over the Seattle defense to the run of Ruiz, who put home his first Dallas goal of the season.

FC Dallas return to action next Sunday to close out the regular season as they head to California to take on the LA Galaxy.