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October 20, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Sounders suffer their worst road season

Year Record Points PPG GD
2009 5-5-5 20 1.33 -2
2010 6-6-3 21 1.40 -1
2011 9-3-5 32 1.88 +7
2012 4-4-9 21 1.24 +2
2013 5-10-2 17 1.00 -14

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There isn’t much to say. This season wasn’t good at all for the Sounders away from CenturyLink Field, especially compared to the team’s road exploits in seasons past.

Loss, points, points per game and goal differential were all franchise worsts, and none were really close to the next worst. Seattle finished the year with three straight road defeats, each with a postseason berth on the line.

Makes one wonder if the No. 3 or No. 4 seed would be ideal in the playoffs at this point — if the team even gets there. That way you get the first game at home (possibly two in a row if you’re the No. 4) to potentially get off to a good start.

The Sounders have suffered some lopsided losses in the first legs of postseason series when having to start away, and there has been little evidence they have exorcised those demons.

All that, of course, is thinking positively in a situation that doesn’t lend itself to much of that.

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