Montero brace lifts Sounders to fifth straight win

Montero brace lifts Sounders to fifth straight win

MLS- Seattle Sounders

Montero brace lifts Sounders to fifth straight win

FredyMonteroDallas (AP)

When Sigi Schmid decided to rest some starters on Wednesday night against FC Dallas, it looked like the red-hot Sounders might just slow down.

Fredy Montero came off the bench and made sure that didn't happen.

The Colombian striker came on at halftime with the score tied 0-0 and scored two goals just three minutes apart to lift the Sounders (7-1-1) to a 2-0 victory in Frisco, Texas. The victory pushed Seattle's winning streak to five matches.

FC Dallas (3-5-3) started the match without several key starters as well, including Brek Shea and suspended duo Blas Perez and Daniel Hernandez, but still managed to contain a Sounders side that started the match without Montero and Osvaldo Alonso, among others.

The match turned mid-way through the second half when Montero delivered his second and third goals of the season to send Dallas to their fifth match without a victory.

Back-up Seattle goalkeeper Brian Meredith was outstanding in goal for the Sounders, recording five saves in the shutout.

The Sounders will look to win their sixth straight when they face West-leading Real Salt Lake on Saturday, while FC Dallas 

Here are the match highlights:

 

What did you think of the match? Consider Seattle the best team in MLS right now? Surprised by Dallas' struggles or do you think they'll turn it around once they get healthier?

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