— Sounders FC ended a seven-game winless drought. The team’s last win was Sept. 13.
— Sounders FC improved to 4-5-2 in postseason, 3-1-2 at home (two wins still involved elimination).
— Sounders FC improved to 9-2-2 against Colorado, 6-0-1 at home.
— Sounders FC earned its first shutout since Sept. 13.
— Sounders FC also scored multiple goals for the first time since Sept. 13.
— Sounders FC turned a 1-0 lead into a win for the first time in its last three occurrences.
— Sounders FC had led just 1.08 percent of its playoff minutes coming in (10 of 930). That’s up to 7.06 percent (72 of 1,020 minutes).
— Osvaldo Alonso has still played every single playoff minute for the Sounders.
— Brad Evans scored his first playoff goal for the Sounders, second of his career having scored in the Crew’s 2008 MLS Cup run.
— Brad Evans scored his first non-PK goal since July 28.
— Eddie Johnson’s two playoff goals for the Sounders are already most in team history.
— Eddie Johnson dedicated his goal to the wife of one of the team’s assistant equipment managers, who passed away recently.
— Eddie Johnson and Lamar Neagle earned yellow cards. They’ll be suspended a game upon their next caution unless that next game is MLS Cup.
— Michael Gspurning will be suspended for Saturday’s first leg against Portland. League pool goalkeeper Doug Herrick will likely serve as Marcus Hahnemann’s backup.
— DeAndre Yedlin suffered a sprained right ankle. His status is uncertain going forward.
— Coach Sigi Schmid is 6-1 against the Rapids in the playoffs.
— Seattle’s last three goals have been scored by USMNT internationals.
— Colorado hasn’t won a road playoff game since 2006.
— Colorado was shut out its final four road games of the season.