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Sounders look to make September their most successful month on the calendar

After Sunday’s 1-1 draw against the LA Galaxy, the Sounders still have a chance to make September the club’s most successful month on the calendar dating back to 2009. Unbeaten during the month of September in three of the past four seasons, the Sounders improved their all-time MLS record to 17-6-11 during the month. Currently posting an average of 1.82 points per match in September, the Sounders have a chance to pass April and August, each of which have averages of 1.86 points per match.

With two wins and a draw this month, a record of 19-6-12 would match April and August's mark. If Seattle wins the remaining three matches in September, the average would climb to 1.92. The club's six losses in September are the fewest of any month.

“If you want to win MLS Cup, if you want to make the playoffs, September and October are big months,” Head Coach Brian Schmetzer said. “We understand the importance of the last few games and making sure the team is playing well as the playoffs come up.”

Currently riding a club-record streak of 12 unbeaten matches, the Rave Green are confident with the team in place.

“This is the time where you have your team established,” midfielder Cristian Roldan said. “We have our additions already here and I think they have jelled well with the team. I think it has always been like that.”

The Sounders, currently one point by behind Portland for first place in the Western Conference, look to keep their steady hand in a road contest against FC Dallas on Saturday evening (5:00 p.m. PT; JOEtv, Univision-Seattle, KIRO 97.3 FM, El Rey 1360 AM).