Seattle win 2-1 at the BMO field.
A Mauro Rosales finish and a Doneil Henry own goal gave Seattle a victory over a battling Toronto FC on Saturday, in a match that saw Clint Dempsey make his debut in a rave green shirt.
The Sounders opened the scoring in the 16th minute when Brad Evans put in a cross to the back post which the Toronto FC defence stood and watched, allowing Eddie Johnson to head the ball into an empty six yard box, where Seattle captain Mauro Rosales got to it first and finished.
Seattle were two up in the 40th minute thanks to more gag-reel defending from Toronto. Lamar Neagle did well down the left flank and gassed to the byline before pulling a low ball back into the box. Doneil Henry stuck a foot at it and back heeled it into his own net.
Toronto coach and ex Premier League veteran Ryan Nelsen presumably had some choice words for his side at half time as the Reds came out energetically, after effective work down the left wing the ball made it into the area to rookie Jonathan Osario, who skipped across one challenge and finished past Marcus Hahnneman.
Nelsen brought on Welshman Rob Earnshaw in the 56th minute and the striker quickly made his presence felt, hitting a low drive off his left foot from outside the area, only to be denied by the post.
With the loss, Toronto saw their undefeated streak stall at three games while Seattle earned their fifth straight win against TFC and stretched their own undefeated streak to four matches.
Seattle will be back in action on the road next Saturday against the Houston Dynamo. Toronto will also go on the road next Saturday to take on the Columbus Crew.