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Tale of the Tape: D.C. vs. Seattle

Pre-match measurement of Seattle Sounders FC

In boxing, the tale of the tape is the pre-fight measurements between the two combatants. In 2013, we're telling the tale of the tape between D.C. United and its foe of the week.

Possession-Oriented

In the Black-and-Red’s 1-0 loss to Vancouver Whitecaps FC on 6/29, the team finished the match with 60% possession. United also edged Whitecaps FC in passing accuracy, boasting a 80% mark to Vancouver’s 72%.

Success vs. Seattle

In six career appearances against Seattle Sounders FC, D.C. United midfielder/forward Chris Pontius has found the back of the net three times, a joint-third-most among active players. Pontius has only tallied more against New York (6) and Toronto FC (4).

Willis vs. Sounders FC

D.C. United goalkeeper Joe Willis has registered six career saves in two matches vs. Seattle Sounders FC, most recently recording a clean sheet against the Cascadia side on 4/7/12.

First Goal Is Key

In five matches that Sounders FC has conceded the first goal, the team is 0-5-0, a winning percentage (.000) that is joint-worst in MLS (tied with the Colorado Rapids and the LA Galaxy).

Not Creating Chances

Sounders FC has registered the lowest total team shots (147) in MLS.