The Crew (11-7-7, 40 pts.) is still in first place in the Eastern Conference four points ahead of Sporting Kansas City (9-7-9, 36 pts.)
This is the sixth meeting in regular season between Seattle and the Crew. Although the Crew has never defeated the Sounders, it has never lost when traveling west during the regular season (0-0-2).
10 players have been named to the MLSSoccer.com Team of the week. Rich Balchan, William Hesmer, Julius James (three times), Chad Marshall (four times), Bernardo Anor, Dilly Duka, Tom Heinemann, Andrés Mendoza (twice), Robbie Rogers and Emilio Rentería.
One in five
Crew scoring leader Andres Mendoza (eight goals) has taken a total of 40 shots (20 on target) this means that one in every five shots made it into the back of the net.
The Crew scored 28 points at home this season. This is second-best in the league behind LA who has 29
The Crew still leads the league in matches when scoring first with a record of 8-0-0
Defender Chad Marshall is now the only Crew player to have played every minute of every game.
The Crew has taken 120 corners in 25 matches, an average of 4.8 corners per game.
With his 45th win in 101 matches coached, Robert Warzycha leads all Crew coaches in winning percentage with .583
63 v 133
Jeff Cunningham’s game-winner against Vancouver, on July 6, was his 63rd in Black & Gold, good enough for the lead in the club’s all-time scoring books. The tally was also his 133rd which ties him with Jaime Moreno for all-time MLS Scoring lead.
The Club record for game-winning-goals held by Jeff Cunningham
The Club record for most shots in a single game held by Jeff Cunningham (5/31/03 vs N.Y.)