2: Coming off three straight wins, the Seattle Sounders now sit on a tidy 2.0 points per game. That's the kind of pace that usually wins Supporters' Shields, and would have won it last year. Right now, it's second best to ... D.C. United.
6: Clint Dempsey picked up a goal and an assist, meaning he now has at least one point in all six games he's played this year. Going back to last year, he's picked up points in eight straight regular-season games and in 14 of 15. This is the second time Dempsey has registered a point in eight straight. That's a point streak that's only been reached six times since 2010, two others were by Fredy Montero.
7: Through eight matches the Sounders are posting a +7 goal-difference. No other team in MLS is any better than +4. Their 13 goals scored are the second most in MLS and no team has allowed fewer than their six goals.
8: Stefan Frei made eight saves, the same number he made a few weeks ago against the Colorado Rapids. No other Sounders goalkeeper has made more saves in a win. It's also the third most saves a Sounders goalkeeper has ever made.
11: Dempsey and Obafemi Martins have combined for 11 goals, that's more than the goal totals for 11 teams and only five teams have outscored them.
12.6: The Sounders may be averaging just 10.3 shots per game (18th best in MLS), but those shots are of remarkably high quality with 12.6 percent coming from inside the 6-yard box, which leads to 1.3 shots per game (second best in MLS). The New England Revolution have the second highest percentage of 6-yard box shots with 11.8, good for 1.4 shots per game.
17: Dempsey (five goals, four assists) and Martins (six goals and two assists) have combined for 17 points. No other MLS teammates have combined for more than 14.
18: Martins' second goal was preceded by an 18-pass sequence that started with a seemingly innocent set piece. Of those 18 passes, just two were from the Sounders' defensive half and both of those went back into the offensive half. It was also the longest passing sequence to lead to a goal in MLS this season.
18 passes before @Obafemimartins seals the deal? Yep, we'd call that a team goal. #NYCvSEA pic.twitter.com/qRSySY3Adz— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) May 4, 2015
40: Since the start of 2014, the Sounders have scored 40 road goals. That's nine more than any other team in that time. This also marked the eighth time since 2014 that the Sounders have scored at least three goals in a road game. No other team has done that more than five times.