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Steve Kelley: To win titles, teams have to gamble during the trading season

Steve Kelley takes, in my opinion, a very accurate perspective of what the Sounders are doing, and just how big of a gamble this is. It's not about Fucito v. Montero, it's about Fucito & Montero et al. v. Eddie & Montero et al. "In their three seasons here, the Sounders really have had only two players who consistently were willing to make runs for Montero — Fucito and Nate Jaqua. Both are gone. When they made those runs, Jaqua and Fucito pulled centerbacks away from the goal and created space for Montero to work his magic. With space, Montero is as lethal as any player in the league. But will Johnson be as willing to run for Montero as Jaqua and Fucito were, or in his quest to impress national coach Jurgen Klinsmann, will he be all about goal scoring? Will he come to Seattle because he wants to win games, or because he wants to win a spot on the national team?"

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