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MLS: Clint Dempsey scores twice to lead Seattle over FC Dallas


The Associated Press

First published Apr 12 2014 09:38PM
Updated Apr 12, 2014 10:12PM

Frisco, Texas • Clint Dempsey scored twice to lead Seattle Sounders FC to a 3-2 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday night.

Dempsey scored the winning goal in the 85th minute when he fired a shot from inside of 6 yards into the center of the net. He had three goals in his last game in Seattle’s 4-4 tie with Portland.

Seattle handed Dallas its first loss of the season.

Seattle tied it 2 on an own goal by Dallas’ Stephen Keel in the 75th minute.

The goal came after Dempsey attempted a cross from the right side that bounced off of the side of Keel’s leg and into the left corner of the net. Dempsey’s first goal came off a free kick in the 22nd minute after he fired a bending shot that landed just inside the goal line to tie it at 1.

United 1, Red Bulls 0 • In Washington, Davy Arnaud scored on a diving header in the fourth minute in D.C. United’s victory over New York.

After snapping a club-record 15 game winless streak last week, United has won consecutive games for the first time since the end of the 2012 season.

Rapids 1, Toronto FC 0 • Former Toronto forward Edson Buddle scored his 99th MLS goal — from close range in the 77th minute — to help Colorado win in Toronto.

Rapids scoring leader Vicente Sanchez missed the game to remain in Colorado because his wife is expecting their first child.

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