Pappa, Pineda score, Sounders beat Dynamo 2-0 - NBC Sports

Pappa, Pineda score, Sounders beat Dynamo 2-0
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Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid calls to his team from the sideline Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in the first half of an MLS soccer match against FC Dallas in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
August 11, 2014, 12:58 am

SEATTLE (AP) Marco Pappa scored in the 69th minute and Gonzalo Pineda converted a penalty kick 6 minutes later as the Seattle Sounders snapped a two-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Sunday night.

It was the 200th MLS coaching victory for Seattle's Sigi Schmid. He is 200-136-103 in 15 seasons, including an 87-50-46 record in six years with Seattle.

The win lifted the Sounders (13-6-2) back atop the Western Conference and overall standings with 41 points. Houston (6-12-4) has one victory in its last 10 games.

Pappa scored his third goal of the season, a hard shot from the left of the penalty area restraining arc that ricocheted off the foot of Dynamo defender David Horst and past goalkeeper Tally Hall.

Pappa drove a free kick into the box in the 75th minute, and Houston midfielder Ricardo Clark was called for a foul. Pineda's penalty kick was his third goal.

Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei registered his seventh shutout.

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