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