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Seattle wins 1-0, extends lead atop Western Conference

João Paulo scored his second goal of the season and the Seattle Sounders beat Minnesota United 1-0 to extend their lead atop the Western Conference.
Credit: AP
Seattle Sounders' Brad Smith (11) and Joao Paulo (6) are greeted by head coach Brian Schmetzer, second from right, and assistant coach Gonzalo Pineda, left, as they are subbed out during the second half of an MLS soccer match against the Los Angeles Galaxy, Sunday, May 2, 2021, in Seattle. The Sounders won 3-0. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) — João Paulo scored his second goal of the season and the Seattle Sounders beat Minnesota United 1-0 to extend their lead atop the Western Conference.

Seattle snapped a four-game winless stretch at home. 

It was the first time in the club's history to earn just one point in any four-match home run. 

Minnesota had its four-game road undefeated streak end. 

Paulo scored in the 22nd minute. Nicolás Lodeiro and Nicolas Benezet connected on a give-and-go along the right side, and Benezet sent it back to the edge of the penalty area for Paulo's one-touch finish off the post and in.