Posted above are the highlights from Sounders FC’s 1-0 home win Sunday against the Portland Timbers. Here are some postgame notes:
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— Sounders FC extended its team-best home unbeaten streak to 10 games (7-0-3), tied for second-longest in MLS this season.
— Sounders FC has won four of its last five games and has the second-best PPG in the West.
— Sounders FC is on a 11-5-2 run since its last-place start in March.
— Sounders FC is 35-0-8 when scoring the game’s first goal (10-0-2 this season), the longest active unbeaten run in MLS dating to the end of 2010. The league record is 58 games set by New York.
— Sounders FC has never been shut out by Portland.
— Sounders FC improved to 3-1-3 against the Timbers in MLS, 42-28-11 all-time.
— Sounders FC is one point off its team-record pace through 23 games.
— Eddie Johnson has scored four goals in five games against Portland (tying Fredy Montero’s franchise record and the most among active players in the rivalry).
— Eddie Johnson has six goals and an assist in nine Cascadia Cup games.
— Eddie Johnson has 61 MLS goals, tied for 22nd in league history with Clint Mathis/Mark Chung.
— Mauro Rosales has a team-high six assists and 32 in his career (second only to Montero’s 34).
— Seattle is 23-2-7 when Rosales scores or has an assist.
— Michael Gspurning earned his seventh shutout, making four saves.
— Jhon Kennedy Hurtado is one caution-free game away from qualifying for the Good Behavior Incentive, which would effectively roll back his yellow-card total to three.
— The Portland Timbers had a three-game unbeaten streak snapped.
— The Portland Timbers are winless in their last six on the road.
— The Portland Timbers since their fourth loss, but it’s still an MLS low.
— The Portland Timbers are 2-3-8 on the road this year, 6-2-8 vs. the West.
— Pa-Modou Kah will be suspended next game due to yellow card accumulation (and some think he might be in line for supplemental discipline, too).