Seattle wins behind adopted and native Sounders

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Starter Lamar Neagle has seven goals on the year and sub Zach Scott slipped in a cross that Chicago decided needed to be a goal.

Teams may need to start realizing that bunkering against Seattle Sounders FC is not going to work. Those extra bodies are just pinball pins that flank players can use to knock the ball off of and into the net.. They should also realize that coming to the 206 is just an opportunity for the 253 to score.

Sure, the Chicago Fire scored first, but let's remember the many moments when Seattle dominated.

  1. The first 15 minutes when Sounders FC created chances but didn't quite finish
  2. Earning PK that would be saved
  3. Four more attempts on goal
  4. A 50% success rate on crosses
  5. Just another win at home
Lamar Neagle scored the only Seattle goal. It was off another Marc Burch cross, but Sounders FC didn't limit the attack to those two. On numerous occasions Obafemi Martins was in the box causing danger.

The score may be close, but the match was Seattle's to take if they grabbed it. It took them until the 89th minute to get the winner, but it was a matter of time not practice. Zach Scott's low cross through the goal mouth pinged off of Segares and went into the net.

That own goal meant that score line would reflect a match where the Sounders would control possession in the attacking third, create more chances and frankly deserve to win.

Seattle sits at 1.77 PPM to lead the league, has a stunning 12 match unbeaten streak at home and continues to win while it's "Ideal XI" sits around thinking 'mayhap we should play together at some point.'

Winning is awesome. Winning behind the power of a good ole boy never meaning now harm is better.

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