It's been quite awhile since we've done one of these posts but now that the Seattle Sounders are on a bit of a roll, we decided to break out our "By the Numbers" again.
.81: Obafemi Martins has scored 13 goals in 17 games or .81 goals per 90 minutes. His goals per 90 is the best mark in MLS among players with at least five goals or at least 400 minutes played.
2.05: When Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey both play, the Sounders are 26-10-4 since the start of 2014. That's good for a cool 2.05 points per game.
3: When you factor in how many teams they'd still need to pass, games in hand and strength of schedules, winning the Supporters' Shield is still a very long shot. But the simple math shows the Sounders are now just three points back of the leaders. Quite a change in fortunes from a few weeks ago when missing the playoffs seemed a far more realistic possibility.
4: Sporting Kansas City continues to be one of the toughest home teams in the league, but it's worth noting that next week's Sounders opponent has claimed just four points in their last six matches.
6: Martins has now scored six goals in his past six games, giving 13 in 17 games this season. His current run includes a goal in four straight matches, one shy of the team record set by Fredy Montero in 2009.
8: The win in Vancouver ended a franchise-worst eight-game road winless run. The last time the Sounders won on the road was May 16, also against the Whitecaps.
19: This was Stefan Frei's 19th clean sheet since joining the Sounders. That's the same number of shutouts Frei had during five seasons with Toronto FC.
28: The Sounders improved to 28-1-1 in match when Martins scores a goal.
96: Andreas Ivanschitz's first start of the season went well, it's safe to say. He scored and had several dangerous set-piece deliveries. But he was also a calming force in the midfield, completing 24 of 25 passes (96 percent).
97: The only player to complete a higher percentage of his passes was Osvaldo Alonso, who completed 56 of 58 passes (97 percent).
2011: The Sounders won the Cascadia Cup for the first time since 2011. This is the second time they've won the regional rivalry trophy during the MLS era and the fourth time they've won it all time (2006-2007).