Seattle Sounders: 3 takeaways after a devastating loss in Orlando

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The Seattle Sounders set an unwanted franchise record, as they suffer another injury time defeat which leaves their playoff hopes hanging by the most tenuous of threads.

The Sounders never know when to give up, which is an admirable quality. However, the writing now seriously looks on the wall for their playoff hopes.

Seattle just cannot catch a break at the moment. This was highlighted in harsh fashion on Wednesday night in Orlando, as they suffered another heart-breaking defeat in injury time.

With the 3-2 loss, the Sounders set an unwanted franchise record. They have now lost 15 league games, which is their most ever in a season since they entered MLS in 2009.

1) Excellent first 45 minutes

It had all started so well, with Seattle played inspired football in the first half. They took a 1-0 lead in the 26th minute, courtesy of an exquisite free kick from Albert Rusnak.

Orlando had the chance to equalize, after being awarded a deserved penalty in the 30th minute. However, Stefan Frei saved Mauricio Pereyra's tame effort to keep it at 1-0 to the visitors.

The inspired football continued after half time, as the Sounders doubled their lead in the 52nd minute. After a strong run down the right wing by Jordan Morris, he crossed for Raul Ruidiaz to put away at the second attempt.

At 2-0, Seattle appeared in full control. However, they often say you are at your weakest just after you've scored.