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Shorthanded Dynamo fall to Sounders 2-0 in first leg of Western Conference Championship

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HOUSTON – The Houston Dynamo fell to the Seattle Sounders in the first leg of the MLS Western Conference Championship on Tuesday.

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Seattle won 2-0 in front of a sold-out crowd at BBVA Compass Stadium in downtown.

Houston was forced to play a significant part of the game with 10 men after Jalil Anibaba was issued a red card in the 28th minute.

Gustav Svensson opened the scoring with an 11th minute header, giving the Sounders a 1-0 lead.

Shortly after Anibaba's red card, Seattle doubled its lead with a 42nd minute goal from Will Bruin, the former Dynamo forward.