FC Dallas picked up their first shutout in nearly two months as they downed the Seattle Sounders on Saturday night.
An early goal from Mauro Diaz and a late one from Michael Barrios were enough for Dallas on the night as they capped off a six point week.
Two minutes in FC Dallas came out with a lot of energy as they forced the Sounders into a tough spot. A ball got headed by Tesho Akindele to Walker Zimmerman. As the Dallas defender turned on the ball he was brought down by Chad Marshall. The center official immediately called a penalty kick that Diaz would finish.
Seattle had their chances in the first half however. In the 15th minute the ball was pushed wide to the run of Joevin Jones who was wide open on the left wing for Seattle. He broke into the penalty box and push a shot on goal that Chris Seitz pushed wide for a corner kick.
Dallas opened up the play a bit more in the second half and nearly had an insurance goal in the 57th minute from Barrios. After a few quick passes on the far sideline, the ball found Diaz in the middle of the park and he quickly played Barrios into the penalty box but his shot would be stopped by Stefan Frei.
The insurance goal finally came in the 80th minute on a great exchange between Mauro Rosales and Barrios. The veteran midfielder received the ball and then chipped it over the Seattle defense to Barrios where the Colombian took one touch before firing it into the net.
FC Dallas returns to the field next week as they travel to the northeast to face the New England Revolution.