A weekend without a Sounders game. It just ain’t right. The Major League Soccer schedule can be a confounding thing, even for a team that doesn’t face the rigors of the CONCACAF Champions League this season.
Well, that was a strange night. Going into their match against the goal-starved, seemingly fan-less Chivas USA, the Sounders were poised to become the first 50-point team in MLS. In fact, it looked to be a rout, given that Chivas hadn’t scored in six matches and would be playing without Cubo Torres, out on a […]
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On Wednesday, the Sounders ran roughshod over the Chicago Fire in the US Open Cup semifinal, scoring 6 goals in a blowout victory.
Sometimes you step away from your desk for lunch and return to find Twitter abuzz with news that one of your favorite players is in London finalizing a deal to move overseas.
You know when you wake up with a scratch in your throat, and your first thought is, “Crap, I hope I’m not getting sick”?
Some games teach you something. They give you an idea of a team’s quality, what they’re capable of, which direction they’re heading. Some games are 3-0 drubbings that are best forgotten with a stiff drink.
It’s a weekend of meaningless international friendlies in MLS, and the Sounders are off until a big “Monday Night Football” showdown with the LA Galaxy, so it seems like a good time for a midseason progress report.
The first, a 1-0 defeat to the Vancouver Whitecaps, will soon be forgotten – a bump in the road in an otherwise excellent first half of the season.
The Sounders’ match against the Chicago Fire was the team’s last before the World Cup break. It also immediately followed a stunning, 4-0 demolition of Real Salt Lake at CenturyLink Field.
After watching the league-leading Sounders dismantle previously undefeated Real Salt Lake, in a 4-0 rout, it might be tempting to hit the caps-lock key and make exclamations like this:
In addition to any Canadian candy bars the team may have purchased on its trip north (Coffee Crisp is my personal favorite), the Sounders should also have declared themselves fortunate when talking to border guards on the trip home following their 2-2 draw with the Whitecaps at BC Place.
Before you continue reading this recap, please watch this GIF of Obafemi Martins’ game-winning golazo at least 100 times.
To keep this recap of the Sounders’ trip to New England brief: Holy hell that was an abomination.
On Saturday, the Seattle Sounders waited until the 84th minute to pull ahead of the Philadelphia Union, thanks to a Chad Marshall header.