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There really isn't much reason to complain when your team is pulling out results and playing basically every three days. The Seattle Sounders did that again on Saturday, beating the Philadelphia Union 1-0 on Saturday.

In this case, though, the scoreline wasn't really indicative of the play, anyway. The Sounders outshot the Union 19-6 and hit the crossbar twice. Fredy Montero easily could have scored two or three goals if luck were more on his side and the Sounders probably could have scored five.

More importantly, they are off to a 6-1-1 start and have 19 points through seven games. They've never started like this before, and while it has been a very home-heavy schedule, they are exactly where they want to be. It's not even out of the realm of possibility that they could be the Supporters' Shield leaders by this time next week -- and they wouldn't even have to win both of their games, as crazy as that may seem.

In general, it was a highly enjoyable day at CenturyLink. Hopefully, it becomes a habit.


Goals by Period

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Seattle Sounders FC

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Philadelphia Union

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Scoring Summary:

SEA - Rosales (Montero) 63'

Seattle Sounders FC - Bryan Meredith, Adam Johansson, Patrick Ianni, Jeff Parke, Marc Burch, Mauro Rosales (Leo Gonzalez 82), Osvaldo Alonso, Andy Rose (Edde Johnson 61), Alex Caskey (Servando Carrasco 90+), Fredy Montero, David Estrada.

Substitutes Not Used: Andrew Weber, Cordell Cato, Sammy Ochoa, Zach Scott.

TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (Montero 7); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Montero 3); FOULS: 15 (Monter 3); OFFSIDE: 5 (Johnson, Montero 2); CORNER KICKS: 6 (Rosales 5); SAVES: 1 (Meredith 1).

Philadelphia Union - Zac MacMath, Carlos Valdes, Sheanon Williams, Danny Califf, Raymon Gaddis, Gabriel Gomez (Josue Martinez, 83), Michael Farfan (Danny Mwanga 76), Keon Daniel, Kai Herdling (Brian Carroll 61), Freddy Adu, Lionard Pajoy.

Substitutes Not Used: Chase Harrison, Cristhian Hernandez, Porfirio Lopez, Amobi Okugo.

TOTAL SHOTS: 6 (Farfan 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 1 (Pajoy 1); FOULS: 15 (Gomez 3); OFFSIDE: 1 (Pajoy 1); CORNER KICKS: 4 (Adu 4); SAVES: 4 (MacMath 4).

Misconduct Summary:

SEA - Rose (caution) 18'

PHI - Gomez (caution) 78'

Referee: Ricardo Salazar

Referee's Assistants: Claudio Badea, Jeff Muschik

4th Official: Ismail Elfath

Attendance: 38,399

Time of Game: 1:50

Weather: Clear and 54 degrees

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial