May 7, 2009, 6:17 AM
Seattle Sounders FC in front of 36,111 at Qwest Field, won Houston Dynamo 2-0 on strikes from Fredy Montero and newly signed Designated Player Alvaro Fernadez, who scored his first-ever MLS goal.
The Sounders extended their unbeaten streak to eight games in MLS and CONCACAF competitions, while their Western Conference rivals saw their winless streak grow to nine games.
Three minutes later Seattle midfielder Sanna Nyassi used a two-footed tackle to bring down defender Andrew, and was handed the first yellow card of the night.
Despite the tight marking on Nkufo by Eddie Robinson and Bobby Boswell, he managed to find Nyassi on right, near the box in the 36th minute. The midfielder's volley again failed to find an open spot as Hall stopped the threat.
Seattle's next match is on the road where they will face Chivas USA at the Home Depot Center next Saturday.Houston visits New England on the same day to play the Revolution.
Amadou Jawo and Elfsborg who booked a spot in the play off of the UEFA Europa league after beating Teteks on 7-1 aggregate when Jawo's 56th minute strike help sealed their 2-1 away win last Wednesday. This has set a date against Napoli later this month.
The Allsvenskan side beat Halmstad 3-1 on Sunday to settle for 30 points and 4th on the table.
In Denmark, Ousman Jallow and Paul Jatta's Brondby, who also proceeded in the play-off round of the UEFA Europa league after seeing off Buducnost on 3-1 aggregate beat Nordsjælland 3-1 in the Danish Superliga on Sunday matches.
Brondby will now meet Sporting Lisbon on August 25th in the play-off round. They are currently 3rd with 9 points on the Superliga table in 4 fixtures.
Gambian compatriot Njogu Demba whose Superliga side Odense BK succumbed 3-2 to defending champions FC Copenhagen during the weekend are standing on 4 points and 9 position. The vice-champions beat opponents Zrinjski 5-3 on aggregate in the UEFA to sail into the play-offs and setting a date with Scottish side Motherwell.
Demba Savage and FC Honka reduced the gap on leaders HJK after Sunday's 2-1 win to FF Jaro to finish on 31 points and six points behind Dawda Bah and HJK Helsinki in the Finnish Veikkausliga.
In Norway, Dawda Leight and Kristian Brix Valerenga lost 2-0 to Hauhesund to delay their hope of closing on leaders Rosenbborg. Despite the defeat, Valerenga are still second on the Norwegian Tippeligaen table with 37 points and nine points behind leaders.
Abdou Darboe and Honefoss drew 3-3 with fellow strugglers Kongsvinger to settle for 20 points and 3rd from bottom.
Banjul born Muhammed Keita and Stromgodset beat Stabaek 2-1 to climb up to 32 points and 5th on the table.
Tijan Jaiteh and SK Brann faced another defeat to Start in Sunday's 3-1 away encounter.