Sounders win 7th in a row, now established in playoff race

Photo credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

A running cross by Kim Kee-Hee found Portland Timber’s defender Julio Cascante’s foot to rebound into the net as the Timbers would fall victim to an own goal. This would be the only score of the game as the Seattle Sounders won their 7th game in a row and shot straight into playoff contention.

The 76th minute goal would earn the Sounders their 1st win in Portland in 5 years. The win would be fitting as a June 30th loss to Portland in Seattle, kicked off a 10 game undefeated streak that has seen them go 8-0-2 in July and August.

The Timbers had the shot advantage in the 1st half with a 14-2 advantage that kept Sounders goalie Stefan Frei quite busy. But as most MLS teams have come to learn in the last 3-4 years Stefan Frei is the best goalie in the league and is the main reason why the Sounders are back to back defending MLS Western Conference champs.

Standings

Western Conference

Points Overall Home Away
# Club PTS PPG GP W L T GF GA GD W-L-T W-L-T
1 FC Dallas 46 1.84 25 13 5 7 40 31 9 8-1-4 5-4-3
2 Sporting Kansas City 45 1.8 25 13 6 6 47 30 17 8-2-3 5-4-3
3 Los Angeles Football Club 43 1.65 26 12 7 7 50 40 10 7-1-5 5-6-2
4 Real Salt Lake 41 1.52 27 12 10 5 42 44 -2 9-1-3 3-9-2
5 Seattle Sounders FC 38 1.52 25 11 9 5 32 26 6 6-4-2 5-5-3
6 LA Galaxy 38 1.41 27 10 9 8 49 48 1 6-4-4 4-5-4
7 Portland Timbers 37 1.54 24 10 7 7 35 35 0 7-2-3 3-5-4
8 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 37 1.42 26 10 9 7 43 51 -8 5-2-5 5-7-2
9 Minnesota United FC 29 1.12 26 9 15 2 38 52 -14 8-4-1 1-11-1
10 Houston Dynamo 28 1.12 25 7 11 7 41 37 4 6-5-3 1-6-4
11 Colorado Rapids 24 0.92 26 6 14 6 31 48 -17 5-6-3 1-8-3
12 San Jose Earthquakes 17 0.68 25 3 14 8 36 47 -11 1-6-5 2-8-3

 

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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He’s a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.

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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He's a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.