Major League Soccer

Lodeiro scores 2 PKs, Sounders atop West

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) Nicolas Lodeiro scored on a pair of penalty kicks moments apart in the first half,and the Seattle Sounders moved back on top of the Western Conference standings with a 3-0 victory over Los Angeles FC on Friday night.

Lodeiro converted the penalties just four minutes apart as the Sounders (6-2-3, 21 points) jumped ahead of Sporting Kansas City in the West standings. Raul Ruidiaz provided the capper in the 82nd minute with his eighth goal of the season.

Lodeiro's first penalty came in the 29th minute and following a video review that determined Dejan Jakovic used his arm to clear a corner kick in the penalty area. Lodeiro sent LAFC goalkeeper Pablo Sisniega the wrong direction.

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