An Eduardo Lillingston goal in the 38th minute was enough to give Chivas USA a 1-0 victory over Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday night at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

The win improves the Red-and-White's record to 8-2-3 (W-L-T), good for 27 points and keeping the team in first place, six ahead of the Chicago Fire and Houston Dynamo, tied for second.

It was Chivas USA's first win since May 9, after two ties and a loss in its last three games.

Lillingston's goal came on a rebound given up by Seattle goalkeeper Kasey Keller after a hard shot from midfielder Paulo Nagamura.

The Mexican striker now leads Chivas USA in goals, with five, putting him one ahead of Nagamura.

It was also Lillingston's third game-winning goal of 2009, good for the MLS lead in this category.