Nashville begins life in the West with 1-0 win over Sounders

SEATTLE — Aníbal Godoy scored his seventh career MLS goal in the 80th minute to give Western Conference newcomer Nashville SC a 1-0 win over the Seattle Sounders in the season opener for both teams.

Godoy was unmarked at the back post to finish off a cross from Randall Leal. Nashville’s defense deserved credit for the season-opening victory.

Seattle failed to get an official shot on goal until Fredy Montero’s weak header in the 87th minute.

Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei made three saves.