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By the Numbers: Clint Dempsey doing doing stuff no one has done since 1998

The Sounders forward has a goal or assist in 10 straight.

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0: The Seattle Sounders registered their fifth shutout of the season, meaning they've posted clean sheets in half of their games. D.C. United is the only team to have allowed fewer than the Sounders' nine goals.

5: Marco Pappa picked up his fifth assist, tying him for the league lead and equalling his career high. Clint Dempsey also got his fifth assist of the season.

6: The Sounders were whistled for just six fouls, tying a season-low. The other time was the game against the Columbus Crew. Coincidentally, the Sounders had more than 54 percent of possession in both games.

8: The 2-0 win gives the Sounders a +8 goal-difference. No other MLS team is better than +5.

10: Dempsey has now had a goal or assist in 10 straight games, dating back to last year. If he gets a goal or assist in his next game, he'll tie the MLS record (currently shared by three players). It's already the longest streak in MLS since 1998. During his streak, he's picked up eight goals and six assists. Perhaps even more impressively, Dempsey has actually registered a point in 18 of his past 19 regular-season appearances, a period in which he's scored 13 goals and picked up 11 assists.

25: The Sounders have been making a habit of stringing together long passing sequences before scoring, but this one was especially long: 25 passes. That's the longest string of consecutive passes leading to a goal in MLS this season.

24: Brad Evans (13) and Chad Marshall (11) combined for 24 clearances between them, the vast majority of the Sounders' 36 as a team. That's the second most clearances they've had in a game this year.

53: Chad Barrett scored his first two goals of the season, giving him 53 in his MLS career. That moved him to No. 33 on the all-time list and put him past Sounders Sporting Director Chris Henderson.

100: This was the Sounders 100th regular-season win. It took them 206 games to get there. The Vancouver Whitecaps and Portland Timbers, by comparison, have combined for 96 in 295 matches.

253: Homegrown Player Darwin Jones made his MLS debut. He's the fifth player from the 253 to play for the Sounders in MLS.

631: Speaking of lots of passes, the Sounders attempted 631 of them on Saturday. That's 45 more passes than they've attempted in any other game. Even better, they completed 85 percent.

2011: This was the first time the Sounders had won in Vancouver since 2011 -- and the first time they'd won at BC Place. It also ended a five-match winless run against the Whitecaps.

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