Dallas 2-0 Seattle
Michel scored a goal and an assist as Sounders FC (15-12-6, 51 points) fell, 2-0, to FC Dallas (11-11-11, 44 points) Saturday at Toyota Stadium. Seattle remains fourth in the Western Conference and could still clinch a playoff berth this weekend with wins from the LA Galaxy and Colorado Rapids. All football news and the live Super Bowl 2014 odds are scheduled soon.
After over an hour of scoreless play, Matt Hedges put Dallas on the board in the 65th minute. Michel, who had come on as substitute seven minutes earlier, found Hedges in the box with a free kick and the defender headed it inside the near post.
Michel made it 2-0 on a rebound in the 88th minute. David Ferreira took a shot from distance that deflected off a Seattle defender right to Michel in the box for a tap-in.
Seattle was close to equalizing on a couple of occasions before the second Dallas goal. Moments after the first goal, Clint Dempsey played Brad Evans into the box behind the defense, but the shot rolled just wide of the post. In the 78th minute, Lamar Neagle beat a defender on the left side and sent a cross to David Estrada at the near post for a dangerous header, but Hedges cleared it off the line to preserve the lead.
Clint Dempsey finished with a season-high six shots and nearly equalized in the 80th minute when he took a low free kick from 30 yards that rolled through the wall and barely wide of the near post. 2014 Super bowl gambling tips are coming with almost half-season underway.
DeAndre Yedlin was dangerous coming forward, putting a shot on frame in the fifth minute after dribbling through the defense and crossing to an open Evans in the 52nd minute for a volley that sailed high.
Seattle will conclude the 2013 MLS regular season next Sunday with a home match against the LA Galaxy.