Dynamic Duos Meet Saturday
Two of the league’s most dangerous attacking pairs will face off on Saturday as Seattle’s Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins meet Chivas’ Erick Torres and Mauro Rosales. Dempsey leads the league with six goals and Torres ranks second with five. Similarly, Martins has recorded a league-leading four assists while Rosales is tied second with three. Martins has assisted on three of Dempsey’s six goals this season while Rosales has assisted on one of Torres’ five tallies.
Seattle Goes for Sixth Straight Win over Chivas USA
Sounders FC has won its past five games against Chivas USA, dating back to October 22, 2011. Seattle has outscored Chivas 17-6 in that span, including six multi-goal games. After dropping its first two contests against Chivas in 2009, Seattle has gone unbeaten in 11 (7-0-4) consecutive meetings. The two losses in the all-time series came on the road as Sounders FC is 3-2-2 at the StubHub Center. The seven all-time wins over Chivas marks the second-most in club history over one opponent (8 wins vs. Colorado). Seattle has also beat FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas City seven times.
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