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March 15, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Toronto FC snaps five-game losing streak to the Sounders (game notes)

History had been very kind to the Sounders in the head-to-head series with Toronto. Seattle came into Saturday’s game with a 6-1-1 advantage (3-0-1 at home) and five straight wins.

Many of the games weren’t even close.

This isn’t the same Toronto team, however, and Jermain Defoe‘s two goals and Michael Bradley‘s influence proved that. Here is an updated game-by-game look as it related to these two teams:

Date Location Winner Score
Saturday CenturyLink Field Toronto 2-1
8/10/2013 BMO Field Seattle 2-1
3/17/2012 CenturyLink Field Seattle 3-1
6/18/2011 BMO Field Seattle 1-0
4/30/2011 CenturyLink Field Seattle 3-0
10/2/2010 CenturyLink Field Seattle 3-2
4/25/2010 BMO Field Toronto 2-0
8/29/2009 CenturyLink Field Tie 0-0
4/4/2009 BMO Field Seattle 2-0

Here are some more notes:

— The Sounders fell to 0-21 in regular-season games when going down 2-0, and that falls to 0-26 when including the playoffs.
— Clint Dempsey’s goal, with last week’s assists, has matched his total production last year with the Sounders in 921 minutes (and that increases to 1,486 when you include the Fulham loan).
— Clint Dempsey has another had a goal or assist in his last three regular-season games.
— The Sounders were seeking their third 2-0 start in franchise history.
— The Sounders fell to 9-1-0 when Obafemi Martins has a goal or assist.
— Gonzalo Pineda made his Sounders debut as a first-half substitute.
— Jermain Defoe became the third player in MLS history to score two goals in the first half of his debut.
— There were an estimated 550 combined international appearances among Saturday’s starters, add about 65 more with the subs.

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