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Five-game winning streak ends with 5-0 loss

logorevs-12The Seattle Sounders' five-game winning streak came to an end this afternoon with a 5-0 loss at New England.

The defeat five-goal margin marked the Sounders' worst defeat in their six-season MLS history.

The Sounders actually had the early run of play and the first best chances. But as they have done so often this season, they conceded that first goal. However, this time the Revolution just kept building, taking that 5-0 lead over the first 46 minutes.

Seattle (7-3-1) still has the best record in MLS, and the most wins. However, they also are tied for the most goals allowed.

On Monday, they will learn which players they will lose to the United States national team's World Cup efforts.

They return to MLS play at home Saturday against San Jose.

I'll be back with what should be some very interesting quotes once those arrive from New England.60' Interesting move as Leo Gonzalez returns from hamstring injury ... in place of DeAndre Yedlin, who leaves pitch for 1st time in 2014.

46th minute: GOAL Revs. Shots comes off Marshall's chest for own goal, making it 5-0. Five goals match most Sounders have ever allowed in MLS match.

Second half: ... has begun.

Halftime: Sounders trail 4-0, matching their worst MLS half ever. In on-field TV interview, coach Sigi Schmid implies his team passed always early opportunities without shooting. And, naturally, he wasn't happy with the defense.

41’ GOAL Revs. Fagundez again. This time on break down left to far post 4-0.

35 GOAL Revs. Bunbury makes it 3-0 who gets friendly rebound from tough angle.

28 GOAL Revs. Fagundez gives Revs 2-0 lead in 29th minute. From left elbow open

14'GOAL New England. Mullins on follow. Sounders concede first goal yet again. They are 3-1 when conceding the first goal this season.

First kick:... has been struck. We're under way. Revs in blue/white; Sounders in rave/rave.

Lineups: For Sounders: GK Frei; D Yedlin, Marshall, Traore, Evans (c); Pappa, Alonso, Pineda, Neagle; F Dempsey, Martins. Reserves: Hahnemann, Scott, Gonzalez, Rose, Azira, Barrett, Cooper.

For Revs: Shuttleworth; Tierney, Soares, Farrell, Barnes; Dorman (c); Fagundez, Nguyen, Kobayashi, Bunbury; Mullins

Pregame: The MLS-leading Sounders visit Eastern Conference contending New England at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The game will be shown on Fox/13 and heard on the usual radio outlets. We'll also have this blog open and additional updates and comments on Twitter @donruiztnt.The match is a homecoming for Clint Dempsey, who played his first three MLS seasons in New England. (Here's our preview story from today's News Tribune.) Dempsey, by the way, goes into the match one goal behind in the MLS Golden Boot race, following Bradley Wright-Phillips' hat trick of yesterday.