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Over 3 seasons, only LA tops Sounders in points

The Sounders sent out a bunch of postseason notes. I'm sharing some below:

Sounders FC Fast Facts·Sounders FC finished with a mark of 27-11-10 in all competitions, 18-7-9 in MLS regular season (2nd overall) ·Over the past three seasons Sounders FC have totaled 158 points, surpassed only by L.A.·The offense scored an MLS-best 56 goals, including eight matches with three or more goals·Seattle went 13-3-2 during the final 18 matches of the regular season and had the best road record (9-3-5)·The Rave Green became the first club in 42 years and the fourth altogether to win the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup three times in a row and broke the 98-year-old tournament's single game attendance record with 35,615 for the final, a 2-0 win over Chicago·Sounders FC became the second club to win a competitive match on Mexican soil when they defeated reigning Champions League winners CF Monterrey, 1-0 on August 23·Sounders FC claimed the Cascadia Cup for their supporters, winning two and drawing two against Portland and Vancouver·Sounders FC shattered its own MLS regular season attendance record, averaging 38,496. It averaged 36,173 in 2010. There have been 50 consecutive sellouts for MLS regular season and playoff matches·Fredy Montero earned the club's Golden Boot for the third successive season, finishing with 12 goals and nine assists (18 and 12, respectively, in all competitions). He ended the regular season by contributing either a goal or assist in a league-high eight consecutive matches·Early-season signing Mauro Rosales assisted on a record 13 goals, finishing third in MLS·Goalkeeper and captain Kasey Keller has played in 95 consecutive (and 99 of 100 overall) MLS regular season and playoff matches, dating to April 25, 2009·Fredy Montero was named the U.S. Open Cup player of the tournament, scoring three goals, including the game-winners in the semifinal and final·James Riley was named the team's Humanitarian of the Year for the second year in a row. The MLS W.O.R.K.S. March Humanitarian of the Month was Fredy Montero·Sounders FC Academy completed a very successful first season of competition last week with the U16 boys clinching fifth place at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Finals in Milwaukee. Both the U16 and U18s finished first in their respective Northwest Division, qualifying for the national playoffs

Records Broken: Seattle Sets New Marks for Club, LeagueSeason three saw Sounders FC set a number of club and league records. With 27 wins across MLS, Open Cup and the CCL, Sounders FC surpassed the final sum of Chicago in 2000 for the most outright competitive wins in a single season. The Rave Green became only the 10th club in league history to win nine or more road games and Seattle also earned the most points (24) after allowing the first goal since tiebreakers were abolished in 2000. Seattle's six goals against the Columbus Crew ties for No. 4 on the MLS all-time list and the four first-half goals ties the all-time record.

Seattle set club records for points in a season (63), goals (56) and wins (18). The club scored more goals (15) in the final 15 minutes than any other club this season while allowing the fewest (four). The four-goal margin of victory over Columbus equals the club record and the three goals in 17 minutes against Columbus set a club record.

Sounders FC players also set a new standard this season. Fredy Montero set the club record for most points in a single season (33), his third year with at least 30 points, and also tied his record for most goals (12). Montero set club records for shots (108) and shots on goal (42) for the third straight season. Newcomer Mauro Rosales recorded the most assists (13) in club history, edging out Montero's 2010 output (10). Kasey Keller earned the most goalkeeper wins this season (18) and also set the club record with 110 saves. Lamar Neagle scored the second hat trick in club history, first at home.