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Houston Dynamo vs. Sounders: Highlights, stats and quotes

“If I could put one word on it it would be joyful.” - Paul Rothrock on his game-winner

The Seattle Sounders maintained their spot atop the Western Conference with a 1-0 win against nine-man Houston Dynamo on Saturday. The winning goal was delivered by Paul Rothrock, who was playing on a short-term loan and was only in the game because Ethan Dobbelaere suffered an injury shortly after entering the game as a substitute. It was the third straight game in which Rothrock scored for the first team after having scored in his first two appearances in the U.S. Open Cup.


Seattle Sounders FC 1 – Houston Dynamo FC 0

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Venue: Shell Energy Stadium

Referee: Rubiel Vazquez

Assistants: Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho, Brooke Mayo

Fourth Official: Diego Blas

VAR: Alejandro Mariscal

Attendance: 14,061

Weather: 77 degrees and rain


SEA – Paul Rothrock* 87’


HOU – Amine Bassi (ejection) 21’

HOU – Hector Herrera (caution) 58’

SEA – Nico Lodeiro (caution) 62’

SEA – Jackson Ragen (caution) 64’

HOU – Hector Herrera (ejection) 78’

HOU – Ethan Bartlow (caution) 90’+6’


Seattle Sounders FC – Stefan Frei; Alex Roldan (Josh Atencio 90’), Yeimar, Jackson Ragen, Cody Baker*; João Paulo (Paul Rothrock* 83’), Albert Rusnák, Dylan Teves (Ethan Dobbelaere 71’, Reed Baker-Whiting 83’), Nico Lodeiro, Jordan Morris; Héber (Fredy Montero 71’)

Substitutes not used: Stefan Cleveland, Xavier Arreaga, Abdoulaye Cissoko, Sota Kitahara

*Tacoma Defiance player on short-term agreement

Total shots: 12

Shots on goal: 2

Fouls: 8

Offside: 1

Corner-Kicks: 5

Saves: 0

Houston Dynamo FC – Steve Clark; Franco Escobar (Aliyu Ibrahim 88’), Ethan Bartlow, Daniel Steres, Micael dos Santos; Artur, Hector Herrera, Coco Carrasquilla (Luis Caicedo 80’); Ivan Franco (Brad Smith 60’), Amine Bassi, Corey Baird (Nelson Quinones 88’)

Substitutes not used: Andrew Tarbell, Sebastian Ferreira, Griffin Dorsey, Thor Ulfarsson, Brooklyn Raines

Total shots: 3

Shots on goal: 0

Fouls: 12

Offside: 0

Corner-kicks: 1

Saves: 1

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