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Sounders by the numbers: Oba Martins sets another team record

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It's becoming an almost weekly occurrence but the Seattle Sounders keep setting record, so we'll keep this feature going.

0 -- No MLS team has ever had three players post double-digit assists and goals in the same season. After both Clint Dempsey and Lamar Neagle picked up their ninth assists of the season in Sunday's romp of the Rapids, there's a chance the Sounders can become the first. Lamar Neagle will also need to score two more goals.

3 - Dempsey converted a Panenka for the Sounders' first goal on Sunday, the third time a Seattle player has converted one this year. It's effectively a chip from the penalty spot, banking on goalkeepers' tendency to dive one way. You don't see it used all that often, well, except by the Sounders. Gonzalo Pineda is a famed practitioner and has pulled it out twice this year. Dempsey is apparently a fan as well. We'll go ahead and call this a MLS record.

SSFC vs COL Rpaids 10/05/14 Dempsey does the Panenka

Dempsey does the Panenka

5 -- Combined incomplete passes by Osvaldo Alonso and Micheal Azira of the 100 they attempted. A week earlier they combined for a 92 percent completion rate. Azira might not get the heart fluttering, but he seems to be a very solid pairing with Alonso while providing a little extra cover. You can also see from this passing chart that they weren't venturing too far up field.


6 -- With another two-goal game, Obafemi Martins has now scored six braces in his Sounders career. That ties Fredy Montero, who needed four seasons to get there. Five of Martins' braces have come this season, also a Sounders record.

8 -- Don't look now, but Marco Pappa is on quite a scoring run of his own. Over his last 18 games for club and country, the Guatemala international has eight goals.

9 -- The Sounders have scored at least four goals in a match nine times across all competitions. They've only played 36 games, meaning they're pulling this off a quarter of the time they take the pitch.

15 -- Dempsey scored his 15th all-competition goal. The only time he's scored more than that in a club season was 2011-12 when he bagged 23 for Fulham.

18 -- If the Sounders go on to win the Supporters' Shield, a major reason why will be how they fared against the likes of the Colorado Rapids and Chivas USA. In six games against those bottom feeders, the Sounders claimed a full 18 points and outscored their opponents 19-8.

19 -- The Sounders have tied the post-shootout record with 19 wins. The overall record for regular-season wins in regulation is 22, set by the 1998 LA Galaxy.

23 -- Just once in the past 24 weeks have the Sounders failed to be leading the Supporters' Shield. (graphic by

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25 -- Martins now has 25 career regular-season goals, vaulting him into second-place on the Sounders' all-time list. Montero will hold the record at least another year, but that total of 47 is in serious jeopardy if Martins signs an extension.

30 -- Martins now owns the Sounders' record for all-competition goals after scoring Nos. 18 and 19 on Sunday. What's really remarkable is that he only needed 30 matches to get there. Montero, the old record holder, needed 42 appearances in 2011 to score 18.

SSFC vs COL Rapids 10/05/14 Oba taps in goal number 2

Oba taps in goal number 2

40 -- From the 88th minute until the 90th minute, the Sounders killed off the clock by completing 40 consecutive passes. No idea if that's a record of some sort, but it sure is a lot.

79 -- It's still not a record, but the Sounders are just three goals away from tying 2012's all-competition total. The Sounders played 49 games that year between MLS regular season, MLS playoffs, CONCACAF Champions League and U.S. Open Cup.

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