Sep 27, 2014 at 9pm UK at ​CenturyLink Field
SeattleSeattle Sounders
Chivas USA
Martins (14', 51'), Neagle (37'), Dempsey (45')
FT(HT: 3-2)
Torres (12'), Anibaba (18' og.)
Minda (13'), Burling (78')

Result: Seattle Sounders fight back to secure victory over Chivas USA

Clint Dempsey #2 of the Seattle Sounders reacts after scoring a goal in the second half against the Portland Timbers at CenturyLink Field on July 13, 2014
© Getty Images
Seattle Sounders survive two early scares against Chivas USA to see off their bottom-placed opponents and strengthen their own lead at the top of the Western Conference.

Western Conference leaders Seattle Sounders twice battled back from behind to overcome bottom side Chivas USA, recording a 4-2 victory at CenturyLink Field this evening.

The visitors took a surprise lead through Erick Torres with 12 minutes played following some good work from Carlos Borja inside the area, which allowed the striker to blast home.

Less than two minutes later Obafemi Martins unleashed a left-foot shot which flew past Dan Kennedy to level up the scores.

Lamar Neagle came within inches of putting the Rave Green ahead shortly after, but Chivas showed real character by regaining their lead through Borja, who tucked the ball away.

Seattle did manage to pull it back once more before the interval, though, when Neagle cooly found the net when played through one-on-one, and Martins then slid in Clint Dempsey in added time to allow the division leaders to take the lead.

Martins added his second and Seattle's fourth 10 minutes after the restart with his chipped effort which deflected in, giving Sigi Schmid's charges breathing space for the first time.

Despite the early scare, the Sounders held out to secure all three points which extends their lead at the top of the division, while Los Rojiblancos remain rooted to the bottom.

New generic football image
Read Next:
Result: Strong start hands win to Seattle
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole


Eastern Conference

2New York City FCNY City24143748321645
3Chicago Fire25125845321341
4Montreal ImpactMontreal2410683936336
5Columbus Crew26113123637-136
6Atlanta UnitedAtlanta2210573628835
7Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia2385103129229
8New England RevolutionNew England2385103837129
9New England RevolutionNew England2385103837129
10Orlando City2477102335-1228
11DC United2454151944-2519

Western Conference

1Sporting Kansas CityKansas25911529191038
2Houston DynamoHouston24107742321037
3Seattle SoundersSeattle2410773731637
4Portland TimbersPortland2610794543237
6San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes249692633-733
7Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver229493232031
8Real Salt LakeSalt Lake2685133143-1229
9Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy2365123242-1023
10Colorado RapidsColorado2264122230-822
11Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd2364132949-2022