1 – 3. Seattle Sounders (6-1-1 – 19 pts, 11 gf, 3 ga). This week: Beat Philadelphia 1-0. The Sounders have been virtually flawless the last couple weeks, hence the jump up to first this week Up next: At Dallas on Wednesday 2 – 2. San Jose Earthquakes (7-1-2 – 22 pts, 21 gf, 11 … Continue reading MLS rankings: May 8
For once, MLSsoccer.com’s Power Rankings and ours relatively agree. That’s nice to see. I’m not trying to rhyme. Not a lot of huge changes in the rankings, though good performances by San Jose and Chivas USA have them moving up a little bit. With Sporting Kansas City and Seattle off to such good starts, the … Continue reading MLS rankings: March 27
Goals: Osvaldo Alonso (1), Lamar Neagle (1) Seattle takes 26 shots against Real Salt Lake, but fail to find the breakthrough until the second half and eventually run out of steam. It wasn’t a terrible performance from the Sounders, but they were a bit wasteful in the first half, and Real Salt Lake was always … Continue reading MLS Playoffs: Seattle Sounders 2, Real Salt Lake 0 (Real Salt Lake wins 3-2 on aggregate)
Goals: Saborio 2(2), Grabavoy (1) A bit of a shock result with RSL overwhelming Seattle in Utah. It will be very difficult for the Sounders to win by 3 or 4 in Seattle, though it’s not impossible. Alvaro Saborio scored twice. The first was contested as offside by Seattle, though it didn’t look it, and … Continue reading MLS Playoffs: Real Salt Lake 3, Seattle Sounders 0, first leg
I’ve been reading some of the debate over the Sounders getting hammered in a friendly, at home, by Manchester United yesterday. A lot of the talk, unsurprisingly, has been along the lines of “Oh, MLS, you screwed this one up again!” Well, I don’t think that’s true, really. I mean, obviously losing by seven goals … Continue reading Seattle’s 7-0 loss to Manchester United wasn’t that bad … was it?
By Jeremiah Paschke-Wood *Game to watch ^Game not to watch All times Pacific, as usual Saturday Vancouver v Real Salt Lake. (1 p.m.) I haven’t been able to find any information anywhere on the web about whether Vancouver expects to have Eric Hassli back for this game after missing the last two with injury, though … Continue reading MLS weekend preview: July 16-17
By Jeremiah Paschke-Wood The Galaxy continue to own the Sounders in MLS regular season play, and have won the last five meetings between these two teams (excluding the US Open Cup), and the Sounders have only scored twice in those matches. Juninho (no, not that one) scored the only goal in the 58th minute with … Continue reading MLS: Seattle Sounders 0, LA Galaxy 1