So much for the "slow starts" narrative.
This week's rankings comes after the Rave Green extended their unbeaten streak to 11 matches following Wednesday's mid-week win over Real Salt Lake and a 2-2 draw vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday. Although the club's MLS-record streak of not allowing a goal ended at 949 minutes, the Rave Green remain the only unbeaten team in MLS.
From Bleacher Report: "Even though the Sounders suffered a 2-2 draw versus the Whitecaps, they still remain on top of MLS in a handful of categories. Seattle has the highest points per game at 2.27, the No. 1 goal differential of plus-13 and is tied for the most victories with seven. The Sounders have a chance to test themselves against some of the top teams in the West throughout July."
Sounders FC returns to action this weekend for a Fourth of July visit to the Colorado Rapids (6:00 p.m. PT | JOEtv, Prime Video, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM).