Your Friday (Playoff) Kickoff: Why historical past is on Seattle’s facet vs. Dallas in Match 3 | MLSSoccer.com

Your Friday (Playoff) Kickoff: Why historical past is on Seattle’s facet vs. Dallas in Match 3 | MLSSoccer.com

The house-field benefit continues. Not simply the conventional “Lol MLS” home-field benefit, the place dwelling groups win at a fee greater than some other league on the earth. The “Seattle is a metropolis of nightmares” home-field benefit the Sounders appear to have over FC Dallas. The great of us at MLSsoccer.com pulled this stat after Match 1…

Seattle are unbeaten in 18-straight dwelling MLS matches in opposition to FC Dallas (14W-0L-4D incl. playoffs) courting again to 2012. There has solely been one longer dwelling unbeaten run by one workforce over one other in MLS historical past: New England’s 20 straight in opposition to New York from 2002-13.

The precise date of Dallas’ final MLS win in Seattle is Could 25, 2011. Seattle haven’t misplaced at dwelling to FC Dallas for the reason that first time period of the Obama administration. Seattle haven’t misplaced at dwelling to FC Dallas since Mumford and Sons received constant radio play. Seattle haven’t misplaced at dwelling to FC Dallas since folks listened to the radio. Seattle haven’t misplaced at dwelling to FC Dallas since your mother and father didn’t perceive learn how to use Fb. Seattle haven’t misplaced at dwelling to FC Dallas since “Friday” by Rebecca Black was YouTube’s hottest video. Seattle haven’t misplaced at dwelling to FC Dallas since CHIVAS USA.

It’s been a very long time, y’all. And there’s no actual clarification for it past profitable on the highway in MLS is tough, and profitable in opposition to a workforce as constantly glorious as Seattle is tough, and profitable in opposition to a constantly glorious workforce on the highway is actually, actually laborious. It’s not like Seattle have a selected grudge in opposition to FC Dallas. However, the actual fact is, nobody on FC Dallas is aware of what it’s wish to win in Seattle as a member of FC Dallas. That issues on some degree. Seattle can’t simply depend on home-field benefit to hold them dwelling, although. They’ll want that home-field benefit…

They’ll have to put within the sort of efficiency you’ve come to count on from a wholesome Sounders lineup. It looks like accidents have been a relentless for this group over the past couple of years. The workforce’s stars have gotten older and fewer out there as time has gone on. When this group has all of their finest items at their disposal, although, they nonetheless have sufficient juice to remind everybody why they’re the league’s most profitable workforce over the past decade or so.

Nicely, expensive reader, I’m right here to tell you they’ve everybody out there for tonight. Raúl Ruidíaz, Cristian Roldan, João Paulo – they’re all able to go. It feels like Reed Baker-Whiting is nice to go, too. The Seattle Loss of life Star will not be as highly effective because it was once, however it’s absolutely operational at this level.

They did have just a few moments in Match 1 the place Jesús Ferreira practically turned the sport on its head. They received overrun shortly in Match 2. All it takes to doubtlessly make this an extended evening for Seattle is an early aim that forces their typically lackluster assault to chase the sport all evening. Which, hey, talking of…

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