Good teams win at home and draw on the road. Currently Seattle is literally drawing 100% of matches on the road, earning 1 point per match. They are earning 1.83 points per match at home.
THIS DOESN"T MEAN THEY ARE A GOOD TEAM.
Good teams finish. Good teams win when they outplay their opponent.
The Crew would have put away Houston tonight. They are a good team. Houston would have put away an opponent that played like Houston tonight. The Galaxy, Chivas, and Fire might have done it. Seattle should have won.
Zakuani's miss was brutal. Le Toux's opportunity late was
pathetic a great opportunity. He should have passed after an amazing run and grit he showed, instead it went for not. Ljungberg's miss early in the early going put the whole second half of the season in context.
Earlier today I talked about a three tier league. Seattle isn't in that top tier. They aren't competing for the Supporters Shield. IF they win hosting Toronto and away against Columbus they are again in the running. But for now it is a battle for the West #2 and the Wild Card.
Honestly, in year one as an expansion team, that's good enough.
Clare over at ProstAmerika has me doing the player ratings. They will be up later
Full match analysis tomorrow.