• Seattle and Colorado have met 21 times in MLS play before, with Seattle holding a 14W-5L-2D advantage in the series, including winning their lone matchup in the playoffs – a 2-0 win in Seattle on Oct. 30th, 2013. Colorado, though, has won each of the last three meetings, outscoring Seattle 5-1.
  • Seattle Sounders has hosted 13 MLS playoff games prior to their matchup with the Rapids. They have won five consecutive MLS home playoff games since going 3W-2L-3D in their first eight such contests. The Sounders have kept seven clean sheets in home playoff games, including both of their playoff games this season.
  • The Colorado Rapids won their first two MLS road playoff games in 1997. They have won just one since then (11L-4D). The Rapids have lost five consecutive road games in the MLS playoffs, dating back to the 2006 season, and have not scored on the road in the postseason since a 1-2 defeat to the Columbus Crew on Nov. 6, 2010 (a span of three games).
  • Since his MLS debut, Seattle’s Nicolas Lodeiro has 44 chances (including playoffs), second only to Sacha Kljestan on 45. In the 1,526 mintues Lodeiro has been on the field for Seattle this season, the team has averaged 1.6 goals per 90 minutes played. In the 1,987 minutes the team has played without him, that number falls down to 1.0 goals per 90 (incuding playoffs).
  • Shkelzen Gashi’s goal in the second leg of their matchup with the LA Galaxy was just his second goal at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park this season. Both goals came in the Rapids’ last two most games (he had 13 prior appearances). Gashi’s eight road goals this season were tied for the fifth-most in MLS this season.