We return to you almost a month after our last recording in much the same place we left you. The Sounders are still riding a best-ever start to the season, still undefeated and still leading the Supporters’ Shield race. They’ve also not yet conceded a goal from open play, a streak that now stands at 900 minutes which is the longest MLS has on record.
The latest win was in some ways their most comprehensive. Although the scoreline was a relatively close 2-1, the Sounders finally put together two very good halves and were easily the better team in both. They’ve still got some work to do in and around the penalty area, but they were getting into dangerous spots and didn’t give up a single shot from open play.
This was all despite using a lineup that was missing six potential starters -- not even counting Jordan Morris.
This week's music: Perry Como - "Seattle", "RVIVR - "Ocean Song", Woody Guthrie - "Roll On Columbia", "Your Journey Begins" - OurMusicBox (Jay Man) (CC BY 4.0)
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