Seattle entered the weekend trailing SKC for the top of the Western Conference by just a single point. Despite having not picked up a win at Children's Mercy Park since 2013, the Sounders managed to bounce back from a difficult loss in the Leagues Cup with a convincing victory that saw them reclaim first in the West.
"Anyone who thought Seattle might experience some kind of hangover after losing to Club Leon in the Leagues Cup Final clearly hasn’t been watching Seattle the last couple of years under Brian Schmetzer," wrote MLSsoccer.com's J. Sam Jones. "They were never going to let themselves be rattled by that. And they proved it in an important win over Sporting KC on Sunday."