SEATTLE, Wash. - Kenny Cooper and Lamar Neagle scored second-half goals as Seattle Sounders FC (7-2-1, 22 points) earned its fourth-straight come-from-behind victory of the season with a 2-1 win over FC Dallas (5-3-1, 16 points) on Wednesday night on the Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field.
Obafemi Martins continued his league-leading form with two assists as Sounders FC remained first in the race for the Supporters' Shield, matching its club record with five-straight wins.
Cooper, who entered the game just minutes earlier, scored the winner in the 88th minute when Martins sent a cross into the box. Cooper placed the ball under a diving Raul Fernandez to mark Seattle's fifth-straight game with a goal in the final 15 minutes.
Sounders FC leveled the match at 1-1 in the 62nd minute with a goal from Neagle. Clint Dempsey played a ball wide to Martins, who then crossed it to Neagle for a one-touch finish to the near post. It was Neagle's fourth goal of the season.
FC Dallas opened the scoring in the 14th minute on a converted penalty by Michel after Evans was whistled for a foul in the box.
Sounders FC held the advantage in total shots, 19-8, including 9-2 on goal. Marco Pappa led all players with five shots with Osvaldo Alonso taking four shots.
Sounders FC visits New England Revolution on May 11 at Gillette Stadium at 3:00 p.m. in Foxborough, Mass.
DAL- Michel (penalty) - 16'
SEA- Neagle (Martins) - 62'
SEA- Cooper (Martins) - 88'
Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei, DeAndre Yedlin, Chad Marshall, Zach Scott, Brad Evans (captain), Lamar Neagle (Kenny Cooper 86'), Osvaldo Alonso, Gonzalo Pineda, Marco Pappa (Chad Barrett 74'), Obafemi Martins, Clint Dempsey (Jalil Anibaba 90')
Substitutes Not Used: Marcus Hahnemann, Michael Azira, Chad Barrett, Leo Gonzalez, Andy Rose
TOTAL SHOTS: 19 (Marco Pappa, 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 9 (2 tied at 2); FOULS: 11 (DeAndre Yedlin, 3); OFFSIDE: 0; CORNER KICKS: 8 (Gonzalo Pineda, 5); SAVES: 1 (Stefan Frei, 1).
FC Dallas - Raul Fernandez, Zach Lloyd, Matt Hedges, Walker Zimmerman, Michel, Hendry Thomas, Andrew Jacobson (captain) (Jair Benitez 78'), Adam Moffatt, Danny Garcia (Victor Ulloa 72'), David Texeira (Fabian Castillo 65'), Blas Perez
Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Tesho Akindele, Moises Hernandez, Nicholas Waker
TOTAL SHOTS: 7 (2 tied at 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (2 tied at 1); FOULS: 18 (Blas Perez, 7); OFFSIDE: 1 (Danny Garcia, 1) ; CORNER KICKS: 9 (Michel, 9); SAVES: Raul Fernandez, 7).
DAL - Michel (caution) 17'
DAL - Matt Hedges (caution) 23'
SEA - Brad Evans (caution) 37'
SEA - Marco Pappa (caution) 42'
DAL - Blas Perez (caution) 47'
Referee: Baldomero Toledo
Referee's Assistants: Fabio Tovar, Mike Kampmeinert
4th Official: Baboucarr Jallow
Time of Game: 1:55
Weather: Sunny and 64 degrees