The Seattle Sounders FC (7-3-1 22pts) suffered a shocking 5-0 defeat to New England Revolution (5-3-2 17pts) in Gillette Stadium. The 5-0 defeats was the worst loss in MLS history for FC Sounders. The loss to the Revolution was a simple case of the Sounders being too aggressive and paying the price for leaving the back line vulnerable. When you have the leagues best offense an old school strategy of counter attack against the run of play when you get the ball can pay dividends as shown on Sunday by the Revolution. “ It was just one of those days, we had more of the game in the first 15 minutes, but we got caught pushing to many guys up front, Sounder FC coach Sigi Schmid said after the game. The Revolution scored four first half goals and there fifth was an own goal with one minute gone in the second half. The loss still leaves the FC Sounders first place in the Western Conference, while the Revolution remained tied for top spot in the Eastern Conference with Sporting Kansas City.
NE- Patrick Mullins 14'
NE- Diego Fagundez (Chris Tierney) 29'
NE- Teal Bunbury 36'
NE- Diego Fagundez (Teal Bunbury) 41'
NE- Chad Marshall (own goal) 46'
Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei, DeAndre Yedlin (Leo Gonzalez 60'), Djimi Traore, Chad Marshall, Brad Evans, Lamar Neagle (Chad Barrett 68'), Osvaldo Alonso, Gonzalo Pineda, Marco Pappa (Kenny Cooper 74'), Clint Dempsey, Obafemi Martins Substitutes Not Used: Marcus Hahnemann, Zach Scott, Michael Azira, Andy Rose
TOTAL SHOTS: 17 (Clint Dempsey, 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Gonzalo Pineda, 2); FOULS: 10 (Osvaldo Alonso, 3); OFFSIDE: 2 (2 tied at 1); CORNER KICKS: 8 (Gonzaldo Pineda, 6); SAVES: 8 (Stefan Frei, 8).
New England Revolution- Bobby Shuttleworth, Darrius Barnes, Andrew Farrell, A.J. Soares, Chris Tierney, Teal Bunbury, Lee Nguyen (Caldwell 63'), Andy Dorman (Kelyn Rowe 70'), Daigo Kobayashi (Neumann 78'), Diego Fagundez, Patrick Mullins
Substitutes Not Used: Stephen McCarthy, O'Brian Woodbine, Brad Knighton, Jerry Bengston TOTAL SHOTS: 14 (Diego Fagundez, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 9 (Teal Bunbury, 3);
FOULS: 11 (Teal Bunbury, 3); OFFSIDE: 1 (Teal Bunbury, 1); CORNER KICKS: 3 (Lee Nguyen, 1); SAVES: 6 (Bobby Shuttleworth, 6).
Misconduct Summary: SEA- Djimi Traore (caution) 45' SEA- Gonzalo Pineda (caution) 73' Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero Referee's Assistants: Peter Manikowski, Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho 4th Official: Mark Kadlecik Attendance: 11,293 Weather: Sunny and 70-Degrees