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Leo Gonzalez: Good for a goal once every five years

Sounders defender got his second MLS goal 5 years and 1 week after he got his first MLS goal.

Jennifer Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

3: All three of the substitutions Sigi played a role in a goal. Brad Evans was credited with the assist on Lamar Neagle's goal that opened the scoring, while Obafemi Martins and Leo Gonzalez each got goals coming off the bench.

6: We've grown accustomed to long buildups leading to goals this year. Well, there were a total of six passes on the Sounders' three goals in this one.

7: Martins' goal in the 73rd minute tied him with Clint Dempsey for the team lead with 7 goals this season, which is also tied for third in MLS with 3 other players. Martins managed to rack up 9 points in Fantasy MLS in only 30 minutes on the pitch. Oba's goal was the first goal the Sounders have scored on a set piece this season.

8: Stefan Frei recorded his MLS-leading 8th clean sheet of the season through 15 games. Last season, the Sounders kept nine clean sheets in 34 games. Frei is currently on pace for 18 shutouts, which would break Tony Meola's record for most shutouts (16) in a single season. Frei also leads MLS goalkeepers in total saves (57), save percentage (84%), wins (9), and goals against average (0.73).

9: Seattle is the first team to get to 9 wins in MLS this season, despite the fact that the Sounders have 1-2 games in hand on some of the teams with 8 wins. Seattle was also the first team to win 9 games in 2014. The Sounders are currently on pace to equal last season's win total of 20.

12: Thanks to its MLS best totals in goals scored (23) and goals conceded (11), the Sounders also lead the league in goal difference, with +12. Sporting Kansas City has the second best GD (+7).

29: With the win on Saturday and DC United's loss to Orlando City on Sunday, the Sounders reclaimed the top spot in the Supporters' Shield standings. Seattle also extended its lead in points per game to 0.22 over Sporting KC (1.71).

271: Prior to Lamar Neagle's goal in the 55th minute, there hadn't been a goal scored in a match between Seattle and FC Dallas in 271 minutes. This was also the first win for the Sounders over FC Dallas since May 7, 2014.

356: FC Dallas still hasn't scored against the Sounders in the past 356 minutes.

1,833: Leo Gonzalez's goal in stoppage time was his first goal in 1,833 days, or 5 years and 7 days. The last time he scored, the Sounders still hadn't played their first CONCACAF Champions League game and Freddie Ljungberg was still on the team, celebrating Leo's first MLS goal. The last time Gonzalez scored a goal, he was wearing Chad Barrett's current number.

41,108: For the second time in the 2015 MLS season, Seattle Sounders FC has eclipsed the 41k mark in attendance.

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