MLS: Houston 3, Seattle 1

Aug. 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM

HOUSTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Giles Barnes scored twice early in the game Saturday, providing the offensive punch in the Houston Dynamo's 3-1 win over Seattle.

Barnes opened the scoring in the 17th minute after Will Bruin had drawn goalkeeper Michael Gspurning out of position. He instead sent a pass to Barnes, who fired into the open net for his first goal since early May.

He doubled the advantage 4 minutes later with his sixth goal of the season, connecting from long range over Gspurning.

Bruin also scored as the Dynamo (10-7-6) retained their Eastern Conference playoff spot.

Shalrie Joseph scored for the Sounders (10-8-4), who remained on the outside of of the West's post-season picture.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Steve Kerr takes leave from Golden State Warriors for back rehab
Hall of Famer Warren Sapp avoids jail in plea deal
Report: Miami Marlins interview Bo Porter for manager's job
Chicago Bears: Jay Cutler practices, might return in Week 4 from hamstring injury