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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:05 pm
  • I would also like to add that I am very excited to see what Martin and Johnson can do when they build chemistry. Martins came in at the seventy-minute mark and instantly began influencing the match.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:14 pm
  • What exactly does Andy Rose do? What a hack on the pitch.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:21 pm
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:34 pm
  • I am so tired of the Sounders giving up injury time equalizers.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:23 pm
  • Yeah....that was less than stellar...


    Andy Rose is...well Andy Rose. Not a huge fan of his, but he does well enough to be a stop gap center mid while we wait for Evans and Joseph to get fit. He plays the pivot well with Alonso...just has little touch on the ball.


    Liked what I saw from Martins. Once he and EJ build up some chemistry, they will be hard to stop.

    I actually wasn't a fan of any of the changes Sigi made tonight. They seemed pre-meditated and forced. Rosales on for Ochoa around 60...Not a fan of Mauro up top. Second one was Obafemi on for Martinez...really should have been Zakuani off at that point. Zak showed way more fatigue and Martinez could have easily switched flanks. Martins showed the quality he has in his short stint. The last change was just abysmal. Bringing off a fatigued Zakuani is ok, but putting in Caskey in his place wasn't the right call. If you're going to play bunker ball to protect the lead, then friggin play bunkerball. Bring in Leo on the left side, or bring in Carassco and play 3 across the center mid.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:02 pm
  • Can someone tell me why Hurtado continues to play? He's terrible and consistently makes mistakes.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:00 am
  • It's because he's the second best CB on the team, and usually you play 2 CBs....usually. Who would you rather they put out there? An unfit Ianni, Zach Scott or Hurtado....yeah, thought so.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:29 am
  • Fair result for Timbers really. The escaped the first 20 and really harrassed the Sounders backline all night.tepid for seattle
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:16 am
  • If Hurtado is the second best CB on the team then it's going to be a LOOOOONG season.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:49 am
  • SeatownJay wrote:If Hurtado is the second best CB on the team then it's going to be a LOOOOONG season.



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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:42 pm
  • Sounders have parted ways with Swedish rightback Adam Johansson. Really not a big shock after the emergence of DeAndre Yedlin (who will lock up the majority of the minutes imo).

    This frees up about 200k in cap space as well if what I'm reading is true.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:58 am
  • Sounders haven't had much luck with Swedish players - Ljungberg, Friedberg, and now Johansson. I can understand the move. Johansson didn't play much as a Sounder. He was either injured or away playing for his national team.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:51 am
  • hawkfan68 wrote:Sounders haven't had much luck with Swedish players - Ljungberg, Friedberg, and now Johansson. I can understand the move. Johansson didn't play much as a Sounder. He was either injured or away playing for his national team.




    Friberg left for family reasons, I don't count him as a failed Swede with the Sounders.

    Johansson was an decent player, but he spend a lot of time away from the club with the national team (where he warmed the bench)...and with Yedlin performing like he is, the minutes he would have gotten here were cut drastically.

    I'm curious what we are going to do with that cap space.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:22 pm
  • Smurf wrote:
    hawkfan68 wrote:Sounders haven't had much luck with Swedish players - Ljungberg, Friedberg, and now Johansson. I can understand the move. Johansson didn't play much as a Sounder. He was either injured or away playing for his national team.




    Friberg left for family reasons, I don't count him as a failed Swede with the Sounders.

    Johansson was an decent player, but he spend a lot of time away from the club with the national team (where he warmed the bench)...and with Yedlin performing like he is, the minutes he would have gotten here were cut drastically.

    I'm curious what we are going to do with that cap space.


    2 games in, he's performed at best below average defensively and youre saying that he's pushed another player off the club? Seems either you are overrating Johannsen as a "decent player" or (hopefully) the Sounders have something specifc in mind
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:35 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    2 games in, he's performed at best below average defensively and youre saying that he's pushed another player off the club? Seems either you are overrating Johannsen as a "decent player" or (hopefully) the Sounders have something specifc in mind



    I think what they have in mind is getting rid of a $200k salary for a player that costs $0 in cap space.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:21 pm
  • 3 games, and yes. The combination of Yedlins play, and Johansson's salary has made the Swede expendable. And I have no doubt they have a plan for that cap space.

    Johansson was an average player who was barely an upgrade over James Riley. He wasn't worth what we were giving him, especially with a young, home grown, non salary cap eligible, player who needs the minutes to get to that next level.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:51 am
  • Smurf wrote:3 games, and yes. The combination of Yedlins play, and Johansson's salary has made the Swede expendable. And I have no doubt they have a plan for that cap space.

    Johansson was an average player who was barely an upgrade over James Riley. He wasn't worth what we were giving him, especially with a young, home grown, non salary cap eligible, player who needs the minutes to get to that next level.


    Makes sense as a salary issue, thanks for you and Trench for explaining. I have two questions for all of you:

    first- Yedlin is "homegrown"... wheres he from? Id be interested as I grew up playing in Seattle and still keep relatively close ties to Crossfire and Eastside. If anyone takes any interest in youth soccer the Washington DA clubs (the aforementioned plus Sounders) are doing a very good job of establishing themselves in the new system and developing quality players

    2nd (more for all): what is the Sounders philosophy right now? still trying to get a grab of it and just cant
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:09 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    Smurf wrote:3 games, and yes. The combination of Yedlins play, and Johansson's salary has made the Swede expendable. And I have no doubt they have a plan for that cap space.

    Johansson was an average player who was barely an upgrade over James Riley. He wasn't worth what we were giving him, especially with a young, home grown, non salary cap eligible, player who needs the minutes to get to that next level.


    Makes sense as a salary issue, thanks for you and Trench for explaining. I have two questions for all of you:

    first- Yedlin is "homegrown"... wheres he from? Id be interested as I grew up playing in Seattle and still keep relatively close ties to Crosswinds and Eastside. If anyone takes any interest in youth soccer the Washington DA clubs (the aforementioned plus Sounders) are doing a very good job of establishing themselves in the new system and developing quality players

    2nd (more for all): what is the Sounders philosophy right now? still trying to get a grab of it and just cant



    Yedlin went to O'Dea Highschool in Seattle and is from the local area. Since 2004 he has played Youth Football for Emerald City FC, Northwest Nationals, Crossfire Premier and the Sounders Academy before going to Akron for 2 seasons. He also signed a Homegrown Player contract with us (which made him Superdraft ineligible) and his salary does not count against our cap (cause crazy MLS salary cap rules are crazy).


    As for philosophy, you talking on the field, or just overall as an organization?
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:32 pm
  • Figured he was either Crossfire or Eastside. O'Dea is interesting. football community. Federal Way was always a strong producer of soccer players when i was around. I will be interested to see (maybe it already exists) if any relationship between the two DA local clubs (Crossfire and Eastside) and the Sounders Academy. Chicago Fire has done a great job in the Illinois area of taking the elite players from the surrounding clubs but making them good about it. (but thats the struggle, and a book for another time)

    I think both, as both should be related. This early season to the Sounders just lacks something and I cant place it. In the two games ive seen (the CL match and now the Timbers) the team lacks a consistent "style". their mistakes and lack of flow have condemned them to a slow start, with both games at home. While many teams employ a system and style that their fans recognize, even reflect in their own behavior, this Sounders team (at the moment) looks as if its still looking at each other for advice.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:46 pm
  • I'll delve more into it tomorrow so, but the sounders philosophy is: MLS Cup at all costs, community, youth, goals.

    The teams play this year is screaming out for a style, a signature if you will...the club doesn't have an identity as of yet.

    The clubs identity is playing in colombia, fredy Montero. He was the center piece of the team. Everything was built around him, with his style in mind.

    I've seen Mario Martinez step into that roll a little bit.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:14 am
  • Defense (from the midfield back) was a shambles last night. But really more the back line. The cbacks were awful in marking and horrific with the ball.... and that is with a near 60-40 possession advantage. Yedlin again at fault for the goal. Naive marking as Wondo ran past and he failed to drop and mark. He just has to realize that's the MLS' best scorer there.

    Everything about the Sounders attack (aside from the cbacks having the ball) was solid except the final third. And this is why I asked the question on identity. Zak seemed genuinely irritated to be taken off but wasn't adding much down his side. The best attacks came down the right swinging in switches to Yedlin. Dangerous there. But even with some decent attempts they lacked finality and cohesiveness in the box. Maybe it is as simple as missing Montero but what I saw last night was much different in build up then the counter attacking style with Montero last year.

    3 games in, 1 goal, 1 point. Only 3 against but they need a finisher. I know EJ was missing, and the Earthquakes away was always a tough test. But I think there are some signs for concern there
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:09 am
  • Sounders had a decent game, fairly solid, they did enough for a draw, just didn't get it. We are at the bottom of the table right now, and its going to be tough to change that in RSL. Estrada and Ochoa were a handful upfront but they couldn't get the job done. I thought Zakuani was one of our better players vs San Jose (either him or Traore). He went at the RB all game, and is showing some big leadership on and off the field. IMO he will have the armband by the end of the season. We just missed the final ball.

    Yedlin has been called up to the U-20 USMNT, and will miss time this season. Which concerns me a bit. Johansson was our back up there, and with him out of the picture, that leaves Zach Scott to take the spot in the 11...that, or Brad Evans. Which is extremely possible. Sigi loves Evans, and we have a really, really crowded midfield. It'd be nice to get Brad on the field and I think he could play right back pretty well.

    Both Evans and Shalrie Joseph are reportedly fit now and available for selection vs Salt Lake. Martins is back as well. EJ and Mario are still with the national teams I believe.



    I'm curious to see how this team evolves.



    Oh, The Sounders also put a little bit of that Johansson money to use (around 60k of it) by signing Defender Ashani Fairclough (20, Jamaica/South Florida) and Striker/Midfielder Phillip Lund (23, Denmark).
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:16 pm
  • Looking like shit already. Only eight minutes in and no direction.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:02 am
  • Its getting late early on this Sounders campaign
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:02 am
  • Am I worried yet?


    Yes.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:18 am
  • Can't score, can't stop the other team from scoring, can't consistently hold onto the ball in the midfield. And I'm getting real tired of constantly seeing shots of Sigi standing on the sideline with a befuddled look on his face. Seattle's lucky MLS doesn't have relegation.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:54 am
  • I would say in response to the idea that they should be lucky there is no relegation with that simple fact. They don't and in any league with a playoff system, one has plenty of time to turn it around.

    I think many people are getting spoiled as the Sounders have had far more success during it's short time in the MLS than I ever expected. Sure, there are many aspects of their game that frustrates the heck out of me which I hope they can turn around. That said, it is only a handful of matches.


    As for the semi final, it is yet another home first leg in which they don't take an advantage of before heading down south for the 2nd leg.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:07 pm
  • I think the Sounders have replaced the Mariners as the Seattle sports team with the worst offense.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:56 pm
  • SeatownJay wrote:I think the Sounders have replaced the Mariners as the Seattle sports team with the worst offense.


    They have a group of willing creators but nobody wants to brace the ball. It is considerably worsened by the fact that Johnson and Martins are nursing injuries.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:58 pm
  • Please, someone, anyone in rave green, put the ball in the back of the net.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:09 pm
  • It's times like these when it would have been nice to have Montero. At least, he knows how to put the ball back of the net. I felt at the time, they were a bit hasty in letting Montero on a loan. I know it had to do with DP and finances. They should have planned better before loaning him that they had a solution in place. Even with Montero, they have trouble scoring now it's much worse. It's more compounded by the fact that Martins and Johnson are hurt. However, Johnson hasn't had much effect in the games he's played thus far this year. I think they should try to bring Hercules Gomez into the fold. I think he would be a great add. He's the attacking forward (type of player) they need.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:28 pm
  • hawkfan68 wrote:I think they should try to bring Hercules Gomez into the fold. I think he would be a great add. He's the attacking forward (type of player) they need.

    There's no way Gomez leaves Mexico for MLS. The money and the quality of competition are too good down there for him to come back right now.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:58 pm
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    hawkfan68 wrote:I think they should try to bring Hercules Gomez into the fold. I think he would be a great add. He's the attacking forward (type of player) they need.

    There's no way Gomez leaves Mexico for MLS. The money and the quality of competition are too good down there for him to come back right now.


    Good point. I know it's a bit of pipe dream. I believe Sporting KC has rights to him should he come back to the MLS.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:23 pm
  • Finally!!!!!
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:20 pm
  • Yep, finally broke for the good. Thank Buddha.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:37 pm
  • There is a rumor out right now that the Sounders have entered preliminary talks with Santos Laguna and Sporting KC to bring Herculez Gomez to Seattle. That would be absolutely awesome.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:35 pm
  • Smurf wrote:There is a rumor out right now that the Sounders have entered preliminary talks with Santos Laguna and Sporting KC to bring Herculez Gomez to Seattle. That would be absolutely awesome.

    Odd, where would he play? Seattle already has 2 talented forwards, do they intend to move on from EJ? Who is younger and ATM a lot cheaper than Herc would be.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:24 pm
  • Most likely EJ out would be my guess.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:03 pm
  • I would not mind moving on from EJ. As effective as he has been, when on the pitch, he presents himself as the player that worries about personal accolades more than the team's effectiveness.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:19 am
  • CurryStopstheRuns wrote:I would not mind moving on from EJ. As effective as he has been, when on the pitch, he presents himself as the player that worries about personal accolades more than the team's effectiveness.



    I just dont see that in EJ. He's always going to be pushing his time at the Sounders to lead into an invite from the USMNT, but i dont see that as negatively impacting the team. Maybe im missing it.

    With the struggles the Sounders have scoring (it seems historic at this point) shouldnt they look to keep as many goal scorers as possible? Martins and EJ up top, Gomez underneath. Keep Traore and Zak out wide, tuck Alonso in with Gomez to protect.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:32 pm
  • Traore is a centerback....I suggest we keep him on the back, and not on the right flank....
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:37 pm
  • Smurf wrote:Traore is a centerback....I suggest we keep him on the back, and not on the right flank....


    meant Rosales, was reading a post and typing
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:41 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    Smurf wrote:Traore is a centerback....I suggest we keep him on the back, and not on the right flank....


    meant Rosales, was reading a post and typing



    To be completely honest, I can see Rosales being gone before EJ. Rosales, while a great player, is an injury prone veteran who won't be with the club next season. Add to the fact that he is taking up a DP slot. I can see Rosales being moved during the summer. Especially considering how stacked our midfield is.


    In other news, it sounds like Robbie Rodgers is close to coming out of retirement (he retired a few months ago after coming out that he was Gay). Sigi said that if he was to come out of retirement he'd love to have him. Rodgers played for Sigi at Columbus. Chicago currently hold his rights.


    I could see us bringing in both Herc and Rodgers this summer.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Wed May 01, 2013 8:22 am
  • i thought it was funny...

    anyways. this team needs scoring. I cant see giving up EJ or Rosales unless more dynamic players come in. While gomez has a nice history of netting goals in Mexico, it hasnt translated to much on the USMNT. Id like him, but not at the expense of proven scorers.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sat May 04, 2013 3:53 pm
  • Sounders grab a 2-2 away draw. Last five minutes were a red card festival with three total. Two for the Sounders and one for the Union.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sat May 04, 2013 5:56 pm
  • CurryStopstheRuns wrote:Sounders grab a 2-2 away draw. Last five minutes were a red card festival with three total. Two for the Sounders and one for the Union.



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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sat May 04, 2013 6:00 pm
  • The Sounders defense is brutal. The Union should have had at least 4 goals that game. The Sounders were very lucky to come away with a draw. The only bright spots on defense is the goalkeeping and Traore. The rest leave a lot to be desired. They are awful. I was impressed with Yedlin earlier but the more I see of him the less I think he's a defender. He may be better off in the midfield. He has a lot of speed and enthusiaism but lets too many guys run by him. Luckily, there's Traore or Gspurning to bail hm out. I know he's young but if Sounders can't score, then they can't afford to give up goals.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Sun May 05, 2013 6:35 am
  • Seattle absolutely stole a point they didn't deserve yesterday, and the officiating was horrible. That match was an embarrassment to the team and the league.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Thu May 09, 2013 4:57 am
  • SeatownJay wrote:Seattle absolutely stole a point they didn't deserve yesterday, and the officiating was horrible. That match was an embarrassment to the team and the league.


    Talk about stealing some points, the game @KC yesterday we won 1-0 in 90+5 stoppage time. Traore scored a excellently timed goal that had KC's GK looking like he was about to cry. Considering there was only 3 minutes of extra time and we scored in the 95th minute on the road, not to mention KC thought traore was off (which we wasn't) I'd say that qualifies as a steal. Maybe the Sounders luck will finally change, this team is a lot better than their record.
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Re: Sounders Season Thread
Thu May 09, 2013 5:07 am
  • McG wrote:
    SeatownJay wrote:Seattle absolutely stole a point they didn't deserve yesterday, and the officiating was horrible. That match was an embarrassment to the team and the league.


    Talk about stealing some points, the game @KC yesterday we won 1-0 in 90+5 stoppage time. Traore scored a excellently timed goal that had KC's GK looking like he was about to cry. Considering there was only 3 minutes of extra time and we scored in the 95th minute on the road, not to mention KC thought traore was off (which we wasn't) I'd say that qualifies as a steal. Maybe the Sounders luck will finally change, this team is a lot better than their record.



    Meh, I would not call it a "steal' since there was a blatant handball by KC right by the goal. It was so blatant that backup GK Hahnemann was sent off in the 24th by the fourth referee for complaining about it. I guess that is what happens when you have a 20 game head referee. The fourth referee has only 50 games under his belt. That particular crew is pretty green.
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