HOUSTON (AP) -- Cam Weaver scored less than a minute into the
second half, and the Houston Dynamo ended the season with their
second straight victory, 2-1 over the Seattle Sounders on
Seattle had its five-game winning streak snapped and can finish
no higher than the sixth seed in the playoffs. The Sounders
(14-10-6, 48 points) will host the first leg of their playoff
Houston (9-15-6, 33 points) finished in seventh place in the
Western Conference, but missed the playoffs for the first time
in its five-year history.
Houston took the lead on Weaver's third goal of the season in
the 46th minute. Mike Chabala sent a high cross to Weaver on the
right corner of the 6-yard box, and Weaver headed it into the
net for the 2-1 lead.
Patrick Ianni just missed tying the score in second-half
stoppage time, but his header from in front of the net bounced
over the crossbar.
Seattle took the lead in the 12th minute on a goal by James
Riley after he got a cross from the right from Nate Jaqua and
pounded it into the left net.
Geoff Cameron tied it after getting a go-ahead pass from Brad
Davis and taking advantage of the breakaway with a blistering
line drive into the lower right net from about 16 yards out on
the left in the 27th minute.