It took a little big of digging, but there were actually some interesting numerical tidbits buried in the Seattle Sounders' 0-0 tie with FC Dallas on Saturday.
0: The Sounders didn't manage a shot in the first half. They did, however, manage seven in the second ... although none were on target. In fact, neither Chris Seitz nor Stefan Frei were forced to make a save. It was the first time in 199 league matches that the Sounders had participated in a game with zero shots on target for either team.
2: There were two Sounders who made their MLS debuts, Homegrown Player Victor Mansaray and draft pick Oniel Fisher.
3.5: The average age of the Sounders' starters was 26.3, that's 3.5 years younger than the average age of their starters in the two first games of the season. The average age of their reserves against Dallas was 20.6.
5: You may have heard, but the Sounders were short five starters. Among that group were their three Designated Players, the reigning MLS Defender of the Year and arguably their most creative player. So, yeah.
18: Mansaray, who just turned 18 on Feb. 22, became the youngest player to appear for the Sounders in a MLS game. Miguel Montano was the previous youngest player (18 years, 10 months). Mansaray is also the youngest player to make his pro debut for a Seattle soccer team, beating Walter and Andy Schmetzer by 10 days.
60: Those players the Sounders were missing? They accounted for 60 percent of their goals last year. They also accounted for 48 percent of their assists.
91: Brad Evans and Zach Scott combined to win 91 percent of their aerial duels, winning all but one of their 11 duels.
110: The Sounders have now played 110 minutes with a man advantage and have scored just one goal, while giving up one goal.
216: The scoreless tie was a continuation of a trend between these two teams. Dating back to the first leg of their Western Conference semifinal series, it has now been 216 minutes since either team scored.