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Sounders vs. FC Dallas: Highlights, stats and quotes

The Sounders take a 1-0 series lead.

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Mandy Grassy / Sounders FC Communications

The Seattle Sounders won a playoff game in front of fans for the first time since the 2019 MLS Cup, beating FC Dallas 2-0 on Monday. The Sounders got goals from Albert Rusnák and Jordan Morris, while Stefan Frei registered his 12th career playoff shutout.

The Sounders now lead the best-of-3 series 1-0 with it now heading to Dallas on Saturday. A potential third game will be played on Nov. 10 in Seattle.



Seattle Sounders FC 2 – FC Dallas 0

Monday, October 30, 2023

Venue: Emerald Queen Casino Pitch at Lumen Field

Referee: Joe Dickerson

Assistants: Jeremy Hanson, Jeffrey Greeson

Fourth Official: Nima Saghafi

VAR: Jorge Gonzalez

Attendance: 30,741

Weather: 50 degrees and clear


SEA – Albert Rusnák (penalty) 43’

SEA – Jordan Morris (Nouhou, Nico Lodeiro) 74’


SEA – Jesus Ferreira (caution) 45’+3’

SEA – Jackson Ragen (caution) 52’

FCD – Nkosi Tafari (caution) 81’


Seattle Sounders FC – Stefan Frei; Alex Roldan, Yeimar, Jackson Ragen, Nouhou; João Paulo, Josh Atencio, Cristian Roldan, Albert Rusnák, Léo Chú (Nico Lodeiro 66’); Jordan Morris (Raúl Ruidíaz 83’)

Substitutes not used: Stefan Cleveland, Kelyn Rowe, Héber, Fredy Montero, Xavier Arreaga, Nico Lodeiro, Paul Rothrock, Obed Vargas

Total shots: 19

Shots on goal: 6

Fouls: 16

Offside: 3

Corner-Kicks: 2

Saves: 4

FC Dallas – Maarten Paes; Marco Farfan (Sam Junqua 70’), Nkosi Tafari, Ema Twumasi, Sebastien Ibeagha; Asier Illarramendi, Paxton Pomykal (Bernard Kamungo 77’), Alan Velasco (Liam Fraser 18’); Paul Arriola (Eugene Ansah 77’), Jader Obrian (Dante Sealy 70’), Jesus Ferreira

Substitutes not used: Jimmy Maurer, Jesus Jimenez, Sebastian Lletget, Amet Korca

Total shots: 10

Shots on goal: 4

Fouls: 9

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 2

Saves: 4