No Clint Dempsey. No DeAndre Yedlin. No Obafemi Martins. No big deal.
As MLS regular-season play resumed after a three-week hiatus for World Cup group play, the Sounders saw no diminution of form that led them the league's best record, now 11-3-2 after a 1-0 win in Washington's RFK Stadium over D.C. United. Chad Barrett's 39th-minute header, his fourth goal of the season, was the difference.