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June 16, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Weighing the damage from Sounders FC’s nightmare in Montreal

The final score says it all: Montreal Impact 4, Sounders FC 1.

Sure, the expansion team was unveiling its newly renovated Saputo Stadium, which brought some extra energy to the game. Sure, Mark Geiger‘s decision to send off Jhon Kennedy Hurtado was harsh (highlights here). But Seattle simply wasn’t good enough on the night — and it’s become a familiar refrain in MLS play.

Here’s a quick look at the damage:

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— An MLS winless streak has reached five games (0-3-2). The Sounders haven’t gone that long without a league win since a 0-1-5 stretch early in 2009.

— A 10-game road unbeaten streak ended two short of tying an MLS record.

— Four goals allowed was the most in a league game since May 8, 2010 (the infamous “refund” game, a 4-0 home loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy).

— The three-goal loss was the worst in MLS since the first leg of a Western Conference semifinal last year against Real Salt Lake.

— The defense has allowed 10 goals in the past five games with no shutouts. That comes after allowing three goals in the first nine games with six shutouts. That’s right, the Sounders allowed more goals Saturday than they had in their first 680 or so minutes.

— Hurtado will be suspended against Kansas City on Wednesday after earning a second-half red card, albeit a dubious one in my opinion. Fredy Montero and Eddie Johnson earned yellow cards; each will be suspended upon his next.

— The Sounders are now 0-4-2 when conceding the first goal in games (something they’ve done the last five in MLS). Seattle is also 0-3-1 when trailing at halftime.

— Trips outside the country have not gone well this season: a 6-1 loss at Santos Laguna in a CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal leg, a 4-1 loss at Montreal on Saturda, and a 2-2 tie at Vancouver on May 19 (a result salvaged by a 90th-minute equalizer).

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