While the Sounders were off celebrating the Fourth, three Western Conference rivals were slipping adding points in the MLS standings, as:
Dallas gained a point against Chivas, 0-0,
Colorado added three points with a 2-0 win over New York, and
Los Angeles added three points with a 2-1 win over Columbus.
Seattle gets its next chance to add points at 8 p.m. Saturday at Vancouver. They will conclude local training for that this morning, and I'll report back once they come off the pitch.