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Sounders 15 pts. from top, six from playoffs

MLS042813It was inevitable that the Sounders would lose points in the MLS standings this week, as they were idle while the rest of the league was active.

The damage for now: 15 points south of Dallas in the Supporters Shied race, six away from RSL and Chivas USA in the Western Conference playoff race, and three behind Colorado to climb out of the Western Conference basement.

That final one could change as the Rapids visit Houston this afternoon.

It should be noted that the Sounders have played the fewest games in the league (although only one fewer than East-leading Montreal and West No. 2 LA). That makes it important for them to start making up ground when the schedule accelerates a bit in early May with three games over eight days: Saturday at Philadelphia, May 8 at Kansas City, May 11 home to the Earthquakes.