Seattle Sounders tie longest MLS win streak since 1999

The Seattle Sounders' nine-game win streak is nearing historic heights.

After drawing Atlanta United 1-1 on the road on July 15, the Sounders have won every game since. Following a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday night at BC Place, they've leveled the longest winning streak the league has seen since the turn of the millennium when Sporting Kansas City won nine consecutive matches between the end of 2011 and the start of 2012.

The Sounders have a long way to go until touching the league's all-time record, set by the LA Galaxy in 1997-98 when they won 15 on the bounce. Here are some of the teams that the Sounders are brushing shoulders with in MLS folklore.

Club Streak Start  Stop
LA Galaxy 15 Sept. 1997 May 1998
LA Galaxy 12 April 1996 June 1996
Chicago Fire 11 May 1998 July 1998
D.C. United 11 July 1999 Sept. 1999
D.C. United 9 July 1998 Aug. 1998
Sporting Kansas City 9 Oct. 2011 April 2012
Tampa Bay Mutiny 9 August 1996 April 1997
Seattle Sounders FC 9 July 2018 Active
Columbus Crew SC 8 August 1996 Sept. 1996

Throughout the streak, the Sounders have scored 21 goals and conceded just five. In those nine games, Nicolas Lodeiro has scored five goals and added four assists while playing every minute. Raul Ruidiaz has five goals and an assist and Cristian Roldan has chipped in with two goals and two assists.

After the Sounders successfully navigated their Cascadia Cup match with a win Saturday, they now face the Philadelphia Union home on Wednesday. It is the last team they play who currently sits above the playoff line

How long can their win streak last?