Following their 2-0 result against the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night at Lumen Field, the Seattle Sounders set an MLS record by extending their unbeaten streak to 13 matches to start the season. They also move back into the Supporters’ Shield lead with a three-point lead over Sporting Kansas City.
Seattle (8-0-5 record) was only the fifth team in league history to go undefeated in its opening 12 matches, joining the 1996 and 2010 LA Galaxy, 2000 Sporting Kansas City and 2014 Real Salt Lake. After Wednesday, the Sounders stand alone.
The longest overall unbeaten run in MLS history is 19 matches, accomplished twice. Columbus Crew SC did it spanning the 2004 and ’05 seasons, while FC Dallas went without defeat from May 27 to Oct. 9, 2010.
The Sounders will look to continue their unblemished record on July 18 when they visit Minnesota United (11 a.m. PT; ESPN, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM).