Here are a few awards from my (almost) midseason Sounders assessment that appears in our Monday paper.
Most valuable player: Clint Dempsey
Top defender: Chad Marshall
Top goal: Obafemi Martins’ tightly angled chip vs. San Jose.
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Best game: Sounders’ 4-0 dismantling of second-place RSL, who was MLS’ final unbeaten team at the time.
Worst game: New England scored five goals in a 32-minute span to hand the Sounders their worst loss ever: 5-0.
Wildest result: Sounders trail by two goals in the second half at rival Portland before rallying for 4-4 draw.
Toughest loss: Columbus scores in stoppage time for a 2-1 win that ended a Sounders 51-game unbeaten run when scoring first.
Oddity: Indoor game at Montreal postponed a day due to snow.