Dempsey scores in 86th minute, Sounders beat Dallas 2-1 in Western Conference semifinal

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SEATTLE — Clint Dempsey broke a tie on a direct free kick in the 86th minute in the Seattle Sounders’ 2-1 comeback victory over FC Dallas on Sunday in the first leg of their Western Conference semifinal.

Andreas Ivanschitz tied it for fourth-seeded Sounders with an unassisted goal in the 67th minute. Fabian Castillo opened the scoring for top-seeded Dallas in the 18th minute.

Dempsey drove a shot from 25 yards into the upper right side of the net. He also scored Wednesday night in a 3-2 knockout-round victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy.

The second leg of the series is next Sunday in Frisco, Texas. The Sounders would advance to the West final with a win or a tie.

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