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The color is Rave Green, the direction is North and West.

Some quick thoughts directly after the match. Sounders did what they needed to against Houston today in winning the three points, but more importantly played that brand of soccer we love, it certainly involved risk and hit the SSFC with a Goal Against at Home, but it also took advantage of the depleted Houston club.

Of course I will look deeper later, but my initial thoughts are that Ianni belongs with Le Toux and Zakuani in the "if he doesn't start he should still get time" camp. His defense is solid and he contributes on offense. While he may not be of the quality of Osvaldo Alonso the drop off isn't great.

Also, while one of those goals might be a gift from the referee, there was also a clear card against Waibel (iirc) which would have been his second yellow that went uncalled. The fact is that over the season the Cards/calls will balance out. The league isn't biased, it just isn't called well.

Quick update to the PP90 numbers

Montero 9/6 for 1.75
Jaqua 6/6 for 1.18
Ljungberg 2/5 for 0.76
Zakuani 2/4 for 0.71
Ianni 1/2 for 0.65

As always, more to come later. SuperClassico on FSC tonight will determine the #2 team in the league. Crew and Fire battle for #1 East and #3 overall on ESPN. If it wasn't 80+ degrees I would suggest you watch.