The Sounders' fourth match of the season started rather slowly, as the first half ended with only one shot on goal for Seattle and two for visitors Montreal Impact. A slightly altered lineup saw Aaron Kovar and Dylan Remick come in forJordan Morris and Joevin Jones, and the Sounders played in what looked more like a 4-2-3-1 than the 4-3-3 they had been playing thus far this season. Seattle had 58% possession in the first half, but failed to do much of anything with it. The Impact looked rather dangerous near the end of the half, but both teams went into halftime with nothing to show.
The second half started similarly, with very little happening until Clint Dempsey took one of his signature free kicks from deep. The shot was on target, but Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush tipped it over the bar. The deadlock was finally broken in the 79th minute when Clint Dempsey headed in an Andreas Ivanschitz corner. The last ten minutes of regular time were all Seattle with Oalex Anderson creating two glorious chances but doing nothing with them. The Impact threatened in injury time, but the match ended 1-0.