The Sounders rose one spot from No. 3 and have not been below eighth all season.
“Two Nicolás Lodeiro penalty kicks later (he’s a perfect 14-for-14 in regular-season matches!) and Seattle have their second win in as many weeks,” wrote MLSSoccer.com contributor Jonathan Sigal. “They’re atop the Western Conference standings with a game in hand, and only improved their squad last week when signing left back Brad Smith.”
Seattle visits Providence Park and rival Portland on Wednesday (7 p.m. PT; JOEtv, Prime Video, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM) before heading to Carson, Calif., to take on the LA Galaxy on Sunday (7:30 p.m. PT; JOEtv, Prime Video, 1090 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM).