Sometimes a number best describes what has happened between two teams. The following is a by the numbers report of Sacramento's 1-0 victory over Seattle to open the season over.
3 - Number of shutouts recorded by Sacramento in the overall series against Seattle Sounders 2. The shutouts came in last Friday's (March 25th) win and the two victories by the Republic in Sacramento in 2015.
1 - Victories by the road team in the Sacramento - Seattle series all time.
3 - Goals scored by Thomas Stewart against Seattle Sounders. He is the leading scorer in the series.
63 - The fastest a that goal, in minutes, has been scored in Seattle by the Republic. Stewart's goal last Friday broke the record set in 2015 by Justin Braun's 64th minute goal.
294 - Consecutive minutes Sacramento has played on the road without conceding a goal, dating back to the September 6 match against Vancouver Whitecaps 2 in the 2015 season.
4 - Goal differential advantage for Sacramento over Seattle in USL play after four matches.
10.1 - Number of games Seattle would need to play at home in order to have their attendance for the March 25th game (1,277) surpass the maximum single game attendance for Sacramento in the 2015 season (11,303).
-1.5 - Difference in points gained per game for Seattle Sounders 2 between their first 10 games played at home (9 wins, 1 loss) against their last 5 played at home (2 wins, 3 losses).
15.8 - Percentage of goals conceded by Seattle at home that Sacramento is responsible for scoring.
21.4 - Percentage of all time losses by Seattle Sounders 2 in USL play that were to Sacramento.