The Seattle Sounders snatched a win away from the Houston Dynamo at the last possible minute on Sunday afternoon, as Chad Marshall stuck home a goal with the last kick of the game to give the Sounders a much-needed point on the road.
Giles Barnes had what looked to be the game winner, striking in the 35th minute when he took advantage of a napping Seattle defense to find some space and casually loop an effort over Stefan Frei in the Seattle goal.
Seattle head coach Sigi Schmid's second-half substitutes sparked what had been a listless starting lineup, and the Sounders applied heavy pressure to the Dynamo throughout the closing stages of the game. Their efforts would eventually pay off as Oalex Anderson's cross was parried right to Marshall, who gave Seattle a share of the points deep into stoppage time.
Houston Dynamo (1-2-2, 5 points) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (1-3-1, 4 points)
MLS Regular Season
April 10, 2016—BBVA Compass Stadium—Houston, Texas
Houston: Giles Barnes 2 (Jalil Anibaba 1) 35
Seattle: Chad Marshall 1 (unassisted) 90+4
Houston Dynamo: Joe Willis; DaMarcus Beasley, Raúl Rodríguez, David Horst, Jalil Anibaba; Ricardo Clark, Alex; Giles Barnes © (David Rocha 89), Cristián Maidana (Boniek Garcia 67), Andrew Wenger (Leonel Miranda 75); Will Bruin
Unused substitutes:Tyler Deric, Mauro Manotas, Agus, Erick Torres
TOTAL SHOTS: 16 (Giles Barnes 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 7 (Giles Barnes 2, Will Bruin 2) FOULS: 4 (Jalil Anibaba 2); OFFSIDES: 1 (Will Bruin 1); CORNER KICKS: 4 (Cristián Maidana 4); SAVES: 6 (Joe Willis 6)
Seattle Sounders FC: Stefan Frei; Joevin Jones (Dylan Remick 71), Chad Marshall, Brad Evans ©, Tyrone Mears; Cristian Roldan, Clint Dempsey, Osvaldo Alonso; Andreas Ivanschitz, Jordan Morris (Hérculez Gómez 79), Aaron Kovar (Oalex Anderson 63)
Unused substitutes: Tyler Miller, Nathan Sturgis, Oniel Fisher, Zach Scott
TOTAL SHOTS: 14 (Clint Dempsey 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 7 (Andreas Ivanschitz, Clint Dempsey tied with 2); FOULS: 8 (Joevin Jones 2); OFFSIDES: 3 (Jordan Morris 2); CORNER KICKS: 8 (Andreas Ivanschitz 8); SAVES: 6 (Stefan Frei 6)
HOU: Jalil Anibaba (caution) 41
SEA: Joevin Jones (caution) 55
Referee: Ismail Elfath
Assistant Referees: Ian Anderson, Kathryn Nesbitt
4th Official: Marcos de Oliveira