The ranks of the unbeaten teams left standing in MLS have thinned quickly in Week 8.
That leaves one final team with an unblemished season to date. At 5W-0L-1D, the Seattle Sounders will take their undefeated record into Banc of California Stadium for a nationally televised match against league-leading LAFC (6W-1L-1D) on Sunday night (7 pm ET | FS1 in US; MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada).
It's a matchup between two of the best teams in MLS after the first seven weeks and it should carry significant repercussions in the Western Conference. LAFC's 19 points have them atop the West, but the Seattle Sounders are just three points behind.
These heavyweights will meet again one week later for the second and final time in 2019 regular season play, facing off in Seattle on Sunday, April 28 (3:30 pm ET on ESPN in USA, MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada).
Seattle are at six matches and counting.