Seattle Sounders 1-0 Sporting KC: Exclusive photos as Sounders go joint-top of West

Seattle Sounders 1-0 Sporting KC – Things just got very interesting in the West. Saturday’s night’s result saw the Sounders move level on 37 points with SKC at the summit of the Western Conference. Houston Dynamo’s win then saw them also move onto 37 points, leaving a three-way battle for top spot.

Seattle knew they needed to beat Sporting Kansas City on Saturday. And Clint Dempsey was the man to deliver the goods, with the attacker netting his 50th Sounders goal to settle the game.

Dempsey’s first-half header proved to be enough to hand SKC their first defeat in 10 MLS outings. Both sides are now level on 37 points with 10 games to go.

Check out exclusive photos from Saturday’s game below, courtesy of MLSGB photographer Paul Kahl.

Seattle Sounders 1-0 Sporting KC: Match Photos

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Gallery: Exclusive photos from Seattle’s 1-0 win over Houston on Sunday

The Seattle Sounders made it three wins from four heading into the international break as they edged past the Houston Dynamo 1-0 on Sunday night, with former Dynamo man Will Bruin scoring the game’s only goal midway through the second half.

Seattle have now won three-straight home games by a 1-0 scoreline, and while they are struggling to convert chances, they are still picking up points when they need them most to keep hopes alive of retaining their MLS Cup title this year.

The Dynamo struggle to pick up anything on the road. They have just one point from seven road trips this season and will return from this weekend’s international break with a tough trip to LA Galaxy.

Check out exclusive photos from Sunday’s game below, courtesy of MLSGB photographers Denise McCooey and Paul Kahl.

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Gallery: Exclusive images from Toronto FC’s 1-0 win at the Sounders

Seattle Sounders faced off against Toronto FC for the first time since the 2016 MLS Cup Final on Saturday evening, with the Reds getting revenge over the home side with a 1-0 win thanks to a first-half Jozy Altidore penalty.

Seattle suffered their first home defeat under Brian Schmetzer as they failed to find an equaliser, despite firing 12 shots towards Clint Irwin’s goal – only two of which were actually on target.

Toronto’s win was made all the more impressive considering Sebastian Giovinco was left in Toronto to rest following their midweek home win over Orlando, while Victor Vazquez, Steven Beitashour and Eriq Zavaleta were also rested.

Check out exclusive photos from Saturday’s game below, courtesy of MLSGB photographer Paul Kahl.

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