MLS: Seattle Sounders sweep aside Houston Dynamo
Last Updated: 09/10/18 8:29am
Victor Rodriguez scored twice in the second half as Seattle Sounders beat Houston Dynamo 4-1 in MLS on Monday.
Will Bruin and Cristian Roldan also scored for Seattle, who moved closer to a playoff spot with the win.
The Sounders are trying for their 10th straight postseason berth while the loss eliminated Houston from playoff contention.
With Seattle leading 2-0, Rodriguez doubled the lead with two goals in a nine-minute span.
The first of Rodriguez's goal came in the 64th minute, finishing from Kelvin Leerdam's pass into the middle of the box.
He scored again in the 73rd minute when he found space between two Dynamo defenders and again scored to take his tally to four for the season.
Bruin, whose playing time has diminished since the midseason signing of Ligz Mx star Raul Ruidiaz, got the start on Monday with Ruidiaz having been called up to the Peruvian national team for an upcoming pair of international friendlies. He made the most of it, scoring his seven goal of the season in the 18th minute.
Roldan made it 2-0 in the 34th minute while DaMarcus Beasley scored in the 87th minute for Houston, his first of the year.