Associated Press  |  Last updated September 14, 2013
Not long ago, the Seattle Sounders found themselves needing to pick up as many points possible just to get back into playoff positioning. Very quickly, the Sounders made up the ground and find themselves as the points leaders in Major League Soccer. ''We've kept climbing, kept climbing and now we're in first place. Now we've got to make sure we stay there and enjoy the view a little bit,'' Seattle coach Sigi Schmid said. Obafemi Martins scored just three minutes into the match to give Seattle an early lead, Lamar Neagle added a second goal in the 38th minute, and the Sounders took over the MLS points lead with a 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake on Friday night. The Sounders (15-8-4) vaulted past Salt Lake in the Western Conference standings and now sit atop the entire league with 49 points after their fifth straight victory. The Sounders are one-point ahead of RSL (14-9-6) and four ahead of the Eastern Conference trio of Montreal, New York and Sporting Kansas City with about six week...
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