Clint Dempsey insists the Seattle Sounders can turn their recent slump around if they simply keep fighting.

The Sounders have not won in six matches, losing their past four, but midfielder Dempsey is confident that things can change before the playoffs begin in less than two weeks.

"Every team has its ups and downs. You've just got to keep fighting and keep grinding," he said after the weekend's 2-0 loss to FC Dallas.

"The stronger you are, the farther you'll go. Hopefully we can turn things around, get the right result in the final game and make the playoffs. It takes one game to be back on track.

"It takes one game to make a big mistake and fall off. It doesn't take much in this game for things to go up and down."

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