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Sounders get first comeback win of the season

Another stoppage time game-winning goal from Chad Barrett was the difference on Sunday.

Barrett celebrates his 10th goal for the Sounders in MLS
Barrett celebrates his 10th goal for the Sounders in MLS
Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

1: This was the first time this season Seattle Sounders FC has won a game after giving up the first goal. They had six come-from-behind wins in 2014.

2: With the win over the New York Red Bulls, the Sounders improve to 2.0 points per match, which puts them on pace to improve on last season's Supporters' Shield winning performance.

3: Clint Dempsey's assist in stoppage time was his 3rd game-winning assist of the season, tying the league lead. Dempsey is also currently tied for the most game-winning goals (also 3) in MLS this season.

8: The Sounders got their 8th win on Sunday. DC United and Vancouver each have 7 wins, but Seattle holds a game in hand on each of them. If Seattle wins at the same rate over the remainder of the season that they have in the first 13 games, they will finish the season with 21 wins. That would break the record last year's team set last year for wins in a single season since the end of the shootout era.

10: Chad Barrett's stoppage time winner was his 10th MLS goal as a Sounder. It was also his 4th game-winning goal as a Sounder and his second to come in stoppage time. Shortly after joining the Sounders last year, Barrett revealed that, ever since playing for Sigi in the 2005 U20 World Cup, he has "been trying to get on Sigi's team". That effort has paid off in the form of dramatically improved production. Prior to joining the Sounders, Barrett averaged 0.33 goals per 90 in MLS. Since moving to Seattle, that rate has more than doubled, averaging 0.77 goals per 90 in MLS since the beginning of the 2014 season.

19: Seattle has gone 6-1-1 in its past 8 games, racking up 19 points and propelling the team to the top of both the Western Conference and the Supporters' Shield tables.

41: One of the most notable stats from Sunday's match was the disparity in cross success rate between Seattle and New York. The Sounders completed 41% of their 22 cross attempts, while the Red Bulls only successfully completed 5% of their 20 cross attempts. Most of Seattle's successful open play crosses came from the right flank, with Tyrone Mears completing all 3 of his attempts and Lamar Neagle completing both of his.

55: Just as they've been doing in every one of their past five games, the Sounders won the possession battle. This time, they had 55 percent of it. On the year, they sit at 53 percent of possession, which is tops in MLS. Even more impressive? They are averaging nearly 25 more completed passes per game than anyone else.

338: The Sounders were able to run their shutout streak to 338 minutes, the longest in MLS this season, the fourth longest in Sounders history and their longest since 2012.

8,082: There were over 8,000 more Sounders fans in SoDo on Sunday than there were Mariners fans, with both teams playing at home simultaneously.

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