Following Saturday’s 2-1 loss at the Houston Dynamo — which saw the Rave Green suffer their first loss in five MLS matches — the Sounders retained their No. 1 spot in the West by five points. Prior to that loss, the Rave Green were on a four consecutive MLS win streak that included victories over two of the top teams in the West in the Colorado Rapids and Sporting Kansas City and a 4-1 victory over rival Vancouver Whitecaps.
From ESPN.com: “The Supporters' Shield is just about out of reach, but with a five-point cushion in the West with five games to play, Seattle is inching closer to a first-round playoff bye.”
Sounders FC return to MLS regular-season play this Wednesday against the Rapids (6:00 p.m. PT; FOX 13+, Prime Video, 1090 KJR AM, El Rey 1360AM) and at home against SKC on Saturday (12:30 p.m. PT; Univision, TUDN, Twitter, FOX 13+, Prime Video, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360AM | TICKETS)