The Sounders' pursuit of a CONCACAF Champions League title will have to wait until 2015, at the earliest. That's a rather bitter pill to swallow, and is not made much easier by the fact that the Sounders came within a goal of advancing to the final.
The silver lining of the elimination comes in the way the Sounders were eliminated. Not only did they play their best game of the season, but they stood toe-to-toe with Santos Laguna in Mexico.
Of course, that result only means as much what comes after it. The Sounders have alluded to the fact that this is a virtual "must-win" game and head coach Sigi Schmid went as far as playfully guaranteeing victory. While the hand seems to be off the panic-button for now, anything less than a victory on Saturday could change things dramatically.
Joining us on the show to discuss the game against the Revolution is Federal Way's Kelyn Rowe (@krowe210).
Although we didn't think we were going to be able to get to questions this week, we powered ahead and took some anyway. So go ahead and ignore Jeremiah saying otherwise at the start of the show.
Music: Perry Como - "Seattle"
Slayer - "Seasons in the Abyss (piano transcription by Kai Schumacher)"
Johnny Cash - "Heart of Gold"
Woody Guthrie - "Roll on Columbia"