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            === Cooper's late tally sees Sounders edge FC Dallas ===
 
 Seattle,  WA  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Kenny  Cooper  netted  a late  winner  on
 Wednesday  as Seattle Sounders  FC came away with a 2-1 victory over FC Dallas
 at CenturyLink Field.
 
 The home side entered the match in fantastic form having won four games on the
 bounce,  but  things started poorly  for the Sounders  as Brad Evans took down
 Blas  Perez  in the  penalty area  in the  14th minute,  resulting in an early
 penalty kick.
 
 Michel  stepped to  the spot and calmly dispatched the opportunity to give the
 visitors the lead.
 
 Seattle  finally drew level in the 62nd minute when Clint Dempsey fed the ball
 out  wide  to Obafemi  Martins  on  the right  flank.  Martins  looked up  and
 delivered  a perfect ball  to the near post where Lamar Neagle was able to tap
 it home.
 
 Seattle's  confidence was flowing after the goal and the hosts created several
 quality  opportunities and  forced FC  Dallas goalkeeper  Raul Fernandez  into
 several outstanding saves.
 
 The  Sounders, as  they have done so  many times this season, kept pushing and
 found  the winning  tally two  minutes from  time as  Martins broke  through a
 tackle  on the left  wing and sent a low cross into the area where an unmarked
 Cooper was there to drive it into the net.
 
 The  Sounders have  now scored seven goals  in the final 10 minutes of matches
 and  improve to 22 points from 10 matches, five clear of Real Salt Lake at the
 top of the Western Conference.
 
 FC Dallas, meanwhile, remain in third place in the West on 16 points.
 
 
 05/08 00:10:51 ET

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