Sounders earn first win on the road, blank D.C. United
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jordan Morris and Joevin Jones scored 4 minutes apart late in the second half and the Seattle Sounders beat D.C. United 2-0 on Wednesday night to end a three-game losing streak.
The Sounders (5-6-1) had only scored 10 goals in 11 games, including one goal in three losses since a 2-0 win on May 7.
D.C. United has not scored against Seattle in their last six meetings, going 0-5-1.
Morris, who scored his fifth goal in the 79th minute, had a give and go with Jones. Jones fed Morris in the middle, who sent it back out left to Jones for a hard shot that diving DC keeper Bill Hamid got his left hand on, deflecting the ball back out front. A D.C. United defender tried to head it away but it went to Morris, who sent a hard shot into the net before Hamid could scramble back into position.
Minutes later Osvaldo Alonso slipped a pass to Jones on the left slide and the defender who came on as a forward in the 74th minute, slotted it past Hamid for his first goal.
Hamid made six saves but Sounders keeper Stefan Frei only had to make on stop on D.C.’s 15 shots.
Both teams were without two players preparing for Copa America with their national team, including Seattle’s Clint Dempsey and D.C.’s Steve Birnbaum with the U.S. team.
United (3-6-4) has just 13 goals in 13 games.