SEATTLE -- Matias Perez Garcia set up Sanna Nyassi's first-half goal, and then scored in the second half to help the San Jose Earthquake beat the Seattle Sounders 2-0 on Saturday.
Nyassi's goal, coming midway through the 28th minute, was his second of the year. Garcia scored his first of the season in the 73rd minute.
David Bingham recorded his fifth shutout for the Earthquakes (6-5-4, 22 points), who halted a three-game winless streak. It was their first victory since a 2-0 win over Columbus on May 16.
The MLS-leading Sounders (9-5-2, 29 points) were without four players who had accounted for 18 of their league-high 23 goals.
Clint Dempsey (seven goals) served the first game of a three-game suspension handed down Friday, the result of an animated dispute with a referee in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to rival Portland in the U.S. Open Cup. Forward Obafemi Martins (seven goals) sustained a groin injury in that same game and will be out for three to six weeks. Forward Chad Barrett (three) also was out injured, and defender Leo Gonzalez (one) was not on the lineup card.