• Counting the playoffs, this will be the 13th time the two teams have met since the start of the 2014 season in MLS play. Seattle’s record against Dallas is 5W-4L-3D. In 11 home games against FC Dallas, the Sounders are 8W-1L-2D, and the loss was back in 2011. In five trips to Seattle since the start of 2014, Dallas is 4L-1D, although the draw was a 0-0 in the 2014 playoffs.
  • The Sounders have won six of their last eight league games (1L-1D). They have won eight (and drawn two) of their last ten home matches, with only five goals allowed and five clean sheets. They have won four consecutive playoff home matches. In their 12 all-time home playoff matches, the Sounders are 7W-3D-2L.
  • FC Dallas has only lost once in their last eight league matches (4W-3D), including a 2-1 win over Seattle on October 16th. They have drawn three consecutive away league matches, including a 0-0 in their last two. In 19 away playoff games, Dallas’ record after 90 minutes is 2W-12L-5D. They have lost their last two away playoff games, including a 1-2 loss in Seattle last year.
  • Matt Hedges lead all players with 78 touches in the 2-1 Dallas win on October 16th. Mauro Diaz lead all players with four key passes while Michel Barrios had three.
  • Seattle only had one shot on target in their Wednesday night victory against Sporting. It was only the sixth time this MLS season that a team won a game with only one shot on target. It was the first time in the Opta-MLS era (since the start of 2010 season) that Seattle won a game with only one shot on target.