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Dempsey among goals leaders; Oba tops in assists

Several individual Sounders are among the league leaders in individual statistics, and the club also ranks high in several categories. Here's a roundup from the club:

Following Saturday's match at Portland, Sounders FC vaulted to the league-lead in several statistical categories. Clint Dempsey is tied atop the Golden Boot race with four goals and Obafemi Martins leads MLS with four assists. Despite missing two matches, Dempsey's 15 shots this season is tied for seventh and his six shots on goal are one fewer than the league-lead. He is the only player to record a hat trick this season and he is one of 12 players to record a multi-goal game. Martins has already matched his 2013 season total with four assists and his four assists through the first five matches is the top mark in club history. Osvaldo Alonso is tied-fifth with 11 fouls committed and 15 fouls suffered. Goalkeeper Stefan Frei is tied-fifth with 15 saves, tied-first with two shutouts and posted the second-longest shutout streak of the season at 215 minutes (3/15-3/29).

Sounders FC is also among the league leaders in team stats, ranking second with nine goals scored and first with 12 assists. The team's 71 shots are fourth-most and the 26 shots on goal ranks third. Seattle leads the league with 99 fouls suffered and has faced the second-most shots (79) in MLS this season.