Fast Facts: Sporting KC 1-0 Seattle Sounders - June 6, 2015

  • Sporting Kansas City defeated the Seattle Sounders FC by a 1-0 scoreline on Saturday at Sporting Park and moved into second place in the Western Conference with 24 points.
  • Despite the loss, Seattle remains in first place in the West with 26 points.
  • Sporting KC is now 6-2-6 in 2015. The team's two losses are fewest in MLS this year and the second fewest through 14 games in team history. 
  • Sporting KC is undefeated (6-0-4) when Soni Mustivar has played in 2015.
  • Sporting Park welcomed 21,505 fans on Saturday, marking the 61st straight MLS sellout dating back to 2012. The crowd on Saturday was the largest in Sporting Park history during the regular season.
  • Dom Dwyer drew a penalty in the 84th minute, marking his second PK won in 2015. The other was against New England. Only one other player in MLS (David Accam) has two penalties won this year.
  • Benny Feilhaber converted the penalty for his fifth goal in 2015, a new MLS career high.
  • With the goal, Sporting KC’s scoreless streak against Seattle ended at 435 minutes.
  • Sporting KC’s four penalties won are tied for most in MLS with Orlando City SC and Chicago in 2015.
  • The penalty was the first that Seattle has conceded in 2015.
  • Tim Melia’s six saves on Saturday was an MLS career high for Melia.
  • With the victory, Sporting KC snapped a nine-game winless streak against the Sounders -- the team's longest against any opponent in club history.
  • Sporting KC’s four-game home winning streak is tied for the longest in a single regular season since Sporting Park opened. The team also won the first four home games of the 2012 season.
  • Sporting KC was without striker Krisztian Nemeth, the team's leading scorer, on Saturday due to international duty (Hungary).
  • Graham Zusi made his 125th career regular season start on Saturday.
  • The Seattle Sounders were without Obafemi Martins (nose surgery), Chad Barrett (hamstring), Brad Evans (U.S. MNT), Osvaldo Alonso (suspension) and Clint Dempsey (personal).
  • Marcel de Jong made his first start since April 25 on Saturday.
  • For the first time since May 23, 2014, Chance Myers was on Sporting KC’s gameday roster. Myers spent that time recovering from an Achilles injury.
  • With the win, Sporting KC is now unbeaten in seven games.
  • The 84th minute goal is only the second goal Seattle has conceded after the 60th minute in 2015.
  • Melia has an unbeaten 4-0-2 record through his first six starts, including four shutouts.
  • Melia is the first goalkeeper in Sporting KC history to go unbeaten in his first six MLS appearances.
  • Neither team has won by more than one goal in the 11 all-time MLS meetings between Sporting KC and Seattle Sounders FC.
  • Former Sporting KC midfielder Oriol Rosell led the “I Believe That We Will Win” chant at Sporting Park prior to kickoff. 
  • The first 10,000 fans to arrive on Saturday received a Matt Besler poster courtesy of Sprint.
  • Sporting KC and Boulevard Brewing Company co-branded apparel was available to fans for the first time on Saturday at all Sporting Style locations.
  • Matt Besler led all players in successful passes (55) and interceptions (9) on Saturday.
  • Amadou Dia led all players with 13 duels won on Saturday.
  • Graham Zusi led all players with four chances created on Saturday.
  • Kevin Ellis led all starters with 93.48% passing accuracy on Saturday.
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