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MLS wrap: Sounders thump Galaxy, Portland snatch draw

6 August 2012 14:05

The Seattle Sounders put together a dominant home performance to beat LA Galaxy 4-0 in front of 60,000 fans at CenturyLink Field.

The Sounders hit the lead after just six minutes through US International striker Eddie Johnson, who grabbed his 10th goal of the season, getting his head on the end of a Mauro Rosales cross and steering the ball expertly into the far corner.

The Galaxy where able to carve out several chances after going behind but couldn't convert any and went into half-time 1-0 down.

The Sounders punished the Galaxy for their poor finishing after the break with Fredy Montero volleying home his fifth goal of the season to double the home side's advantage in the 51st minute.

From there the Sounders didn't look back, with Alex Caskey catching Josh Saunders way off his line and firing home from 35 yards.

Australian-born Englishman Andy Rose completed the rout with his first MLS goal in the 88th minute.

The win sees the Sounders cement third place in the Western Conference and moves their unbeaten streak to six games.

The Galaxy still sit fifth in the West and will have to bounce for their US Open Cup final against Sporting Kansas City on Thursday.

In Sunday's other game, the Portland Timbers rallied to snatch a 1-1 draw at home against 10-man FC Dallas.

Scott Sealy opened the scoring early in the second half, before a late Jack Jewsbury volley ensured the West's bottom two teams would share the points.

FC Dallas got in front five minutes into the second half when Brek Shea found some space behind the Timbers defence and squared to a completely unmarked Sealy, who had a simple tap-in.

Just a couple minutes later, Dallas defender Zach Loyd made his team's job tougher, picking up a second yellow for a tug on Franck Songo'o.

Following a sustained spell of pressure, the Timbers made their advantage pay off in the 79th minute. Jewsbury latched onto a high clearing punch from Kevin Hartman and caught all of a left-footed volley, powering a strike past the Dallas goalkeeper.

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