SEATTLE — Lamar Neagle, Obafemi Martins and Leo Gonzalez scored second-half goals on Saturday night as the Seattle Sounders beat FC Dallas 3-0 to regain the overall MLS points lead.
Seattle's Stefan Frei earned his league-leading eighth shutout.
Late in the 55th minute, Neagle took a pass from Brad Evans, went to the left side of the penalty area restraining arc and drilled a 20-yard shot into the far right corner past goalkeeper Dan Kennedy for his third goal of the year.
Martins, subbing on in the 61st minute and wearing a facemask to protect a surgically repaired broken nose, made it 2-0 in the 73rd minute. That was his seventh of the season.
Gonzalez scored in second-half stoppage time, his first of 2015.
The Sounders (9-4-2, 29 points) moved one point in front of D.C. United atop the table. United play at Orlando City on Sunday.
Dallas (6-5-4, 22 points), blanked for the third straight time and scoreless for 283 minutes, is winless in its last five games (0-3-2).
FC Dallas goalkeeper Dan Kennedy, right, and Walker Zimmerman, left, watch as a shot by Seattle Sounders' Obafemi Martins, second from left, partially, gets by him but goes wide of the goal in the second half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Seattle. The Sounders won 3-0. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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