The Sounders have won six of their last seven games — a franchise first within a season — but some of the recent success can be attributed to the loss within this hot streak.
That was a 3-1 road defeat in Houston. And it was ugly, particularly on defense.
It should come as no surprise that Seattle put a lot of effort afterward into defending, and the results have been pretty clear. The Sounders haven’t allowed a goal since the Dynamo debacle, a run of 286 minutes, a team high for 2013.
Here is a look at the best shutout streaks in MLS this season (and you’ll notice Seattle has three in the top 10):
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|Sporting K.C.||546||March 9||April 20|
|New England||420||May 11||June 15|
|Portland||312||March 30||April 21|
|Houston||298||April 28||May 12|
|Sounders FC||286||Aug. 17||Current|
|Sounders FC||285||March 30||May 4|
|Portland||283||June 8||July 7|
|Colorado||282||April 28||May 18|
|Sounders FC||273||May 4||May 18|
|FC Dallas||272||March 17||April 6|