The Sounders are rolling. What more needs to be said?
With a 10-3-2 record, Seattle has a seven-point lead in the Western Conference and will carry at least a six-point lead in the Supporters’ Shield race into the World Cup break.
The 32 points in 15 games — not to mention 25 out of the last 30 — has the Sounders on pace for 72 points on the season, which would be an MLS record. Here are some other notes following the team’s 3-2 road win Saturday against the Chicago Fire:
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— The Sounders have an MLS most 32 points and 32 goals.
— The Sounders are an MLS-best 4-1-2 on the road.
— The Sounders stayed unbeaten against Chicago (6-0-3 in MLS, 7-0-3 in all competitions, 3-0-2 at Toyota Park, won seven of last eight).
— The Sounders have 10 multigoal games this year after having 11 last regular season.
— The Sounders allowed just their second goal in the final 15 minutes of games.
— The Sounders improved to 4 of 5 on PKs, having converted one in three straight games.
— The Sounders are 6-1-2 when scoring first, 4-3 against the East, 9-3-1 on local TV, 7-2-0 in one-goal games, 5-1-0 when leading at half.
— The Sounders have won every MLS game in franchise history when taking a 2-0 lead.
— The Sounders were fouled 19 times and are on pace to be fouled a record 564 times.
— Obafemi Martins (2) outscored the Nigerian national team (1) on Saturday.
— Obafemi Martins 22 points (eight goals, six assists) already rank in the top 10 for a Sounders season.
— Lamar Neagle ranks third in franchise history with 18 MLS goals.
— Kenny Cooper has recorded an assists in three straight games.
— Kenny Cooper has four assists this season, matching a career high.
— Stefan Frei earned his 10th win this season, setting a new career high.
— Gonzalo Pineda will be suspended upon his next yellow card, unless he goes three games without a caution and is rewarded with the Good Behavior Incentive.
— Chicago scored its first goal from the run of play in 426 minutes.
— Chicago fell to 2-4-8 on the season, 1-2-4 at home, 0-3-3 vs. the West, 1-2-2 when down at half and 0-3-1 when conceding first.