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March 15, 2012 at 12:40 AM

POLL: Was this the worst loss in club history?

How do you measure the weight a loss? By importance? By margin of victory?

Sounders FC’s 6-1 defeat at the hands of Mexico’s Santos Lantos on Wednesday had both, as it marked the most lopsided loss in the franchise’s four-year existence in a competitive game.

But is that how you define “worst”? Santos has proven itself as one of the best teams in North America.

I’ve brainstormed a short list of other possibilities that come to mind:

— The infamous 7-0 drubbing by Manchester United in last summer’s friendly. Granted that was an exhibition, with one of the best players in the world running rampant against reserves in the second half, but seven goals is seven goals.

— The disappointing 3-0 defeat in the first leg of a Western Conference semifinal last year against Real Salt Lake. At the time, Seattle seemed primed for an MLS Cup run, then came that sobering loss that proved just too much to overcome in the second leg at home.

— Lastly, the the 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2010, which was especially bad because it was a league game at home. It was deemed so bad that season-ticket holders were given a one-game rebate toward their 2011 season-ticket packages.

Did I forget any?

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What do you think is the worst lost in Sounders FC history?

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