October 13, 2013 at 9:55 PM
Portland 1, Sounders FC 0, video highlights and postgame notes
— Sounders FC has lost three games in a row for the first time since 2010.
— Sounders FC fell to 5-9-2 on the road, having been outscored 25-13.
— Sounders FC’s loss gives the 2013 Cascadia Cup to Vancouver.
— Sounders FC failed to clinch a playoff berth for the fourth-straight game (they can with a win Saturday in Dallas) and fell to third in the Western Conference.
— Sounders FC is on a five-game winless drought (0-3-2), same as the one to start the season.
— Sounders FC was shut out for first time since July 13, ended a team best run of 14 games.
— Sounders FC is 3-7-7 when playing down a man, 5-9-10 in any games they receive a red card.
— Sounders FC’s 10 goals already are a new franchise worst for a month.
— Sounders FC is 2-11-1 when allowing the first goal, 1-10 when trailing at halftime.
— Seattle is 42-29-11 in a rivalry with Portland that dates to 1975.
— Clint Dempsey suffered had his shoulder dislocated. The injury now is a sprain, the extent of which wasn’t immediately known after the game.
— Clint Dempsey has gone 471 minutes for the Sounders without a goal or assist.
— Osvaldo Alonso earned a red card in the second half and will be suspended Saturday.
— Jhon Kennedy Hurtado and Adam Moffat moved to within one yellow card from suspension.
— Zach Scott returns from suspension Saturday.
— Leo Gonzalez was on yellow card warning but has earned the Good Behavior Incentive by going three games without a caution. He’s now two away from suspension.
— Portland jumped to first in the Western Conference and is tied for the Supporters’ Shield lead.
— Portland improved to 11-0-6 when scoring first, 7-0-2 when leading at halftime.
— Portland is an MLS-best 11-1-4 at home, having gone 14 games unbeaten.
— Portland is six games unbeaten overall.
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