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Played
October 19, 2013 2:30 PM EDT
Toyota Stadium — Frisco, Texas
Referee:‬ I. Elfath‎
Attendance:‬ 15017‎
 
65′ Matt Hedges
 
87′ Michel
 

FC Dallas 2-0 Seattle Sounders FC: Hedges, Michel continue Seattle slide

The Sounders lost their fourth straight, ending their Supporters' Shield hopes and putting their playoff positioning in doubt.

By Thomas Floyd

Shea Salinas, Matt Hedges: San Jose Earthquakes - FC Dallas; MLS
By: Steve Dykes
For the Seattle Sounders, their pursuit of the Supporters' Shield is over. At this point, avoiding the play-in game would be a boost.

Seattle lost its fourth straight match Saturday, falling 2-0 at FC Dallas. With one game left, the Sounders find themselves in third place in the Western Conference, eliminated from the Supporters' Shield race and just one point ahead of the fourth-place LA Galaxy. If Seattle finishes fourth or fifth, it must win a one-off match to make the conference semifinals.

Dallas, which entered the game on an 0-4-1 skid and had already been eliminated from playoff contention, used second-half goals from Matt Hedges and Michel to give outgoing coach Schellas Hyndman a win in his home finale.

After Brad Evans' volley and Lamar Neagle's bicycle kick missed the mark for Seattle early in the second half, it was Dallas that went ahead. Minutes after coming on, Michel whipped in a free kick that Hedges rose to nod home in the 65th minute.

Dallas grabbed the insurance goal in the 87th minute as Seattle goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann was thrown out of position by David Ferreira's deflected shot, leaving an open goal for Michel to slot into.

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FC Dallas

18
Chris Seitz
Goalkeeper
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5
Jair Benítez
Defender
 - 
11
Jackson
Defender
46′
 - 
24
Matt Hedges
Defender
65′
 - 
25
 - 
4
Andrew Jacobson
Midfielder
77′
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8
Peter Luccin
Midfielder
14′ 82′
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-
D. Ferreira
Striker
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23
Kellyn Acosta
Defender
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11
 - 
33
Kenny Cooper
Striker
58′
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Seattle Sounders FC

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24
 - 
6
 - 
17
 - 
34
 - 
12
 - 
3
Brad Evans
Midfielder
 - 
7
Mauro Rosales
Midfielder
80′
 - 
12
Alex Caskey
Midfielder
69′
 - 
6
Adam Moffat
Midfielder
80′
 - 
27
Lamar Neagle
Midfielder
 - 
2

Substitutes

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Kyle Zobeck
Goalkeeper
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17
Zach Loyd
Defender
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22
 - 
16
Michel
Defender
58′ 87′ 88′
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Ramón Nuñez
Midfielder
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-
Erick
Midfielder
82′
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7
B. Pérez
Striker
46′
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Substitutes

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81
 - 
4
Marc Burch
Defender
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20
Zach Scott
Defender
 - 
22
 - 
33
 - 
5
Andy Rose
Midfielder
80′
 - 
16

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Coach/Manager

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2