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The "I Am So Depressed" Pregame Post

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How depressed am I as we head into this game? I am so depressed that if one of the guys came down with a groin injury, I would just report it. Straight up. No groin injury humor whatsoever. That's how depressed I am.

My expected starting lineup:

------------Keller------------------

Riley Marshall Hurtado Scott

------------Alonzo----------------

---Le Toux Evans Zakuani---

---------Ljungberg---------------

-----------Jaqua----------------

I would also like to point out that I know this is standard format, but I have always hated writing lineups that way -- I would much prefer to put the goalkeeper on the bottom. I think it's a female spatial orientation thing: I want my leftbacks to be on the freaking left.

In fact, I think that's what I'll do next time.

On a positive note, though, I want to highlight these words of encouragement that were in the comments from my brother-in-blog Rocky from the RSL blog:

Seattle has a good defense, and I think that will keep them in the game. Plus, Sigi seems to know how to handle a team’s emotion and my guess is that he will pull them together and focus them. Toronto’s crowd will infuse energy into their team, and I think that this is going to be a hard fought, low scoring game... (Look for Keller to do something great, though.)

So there is that. Our boys are definitely capable. And it would be great to get a result -- any result today -- in the second-most inhospitable stadium in the league, to show we're not dependent on our talisman, Fredy.

(Of course, the part of the comment represented by the ellipsis actually said: "My prediction is a 1-0 or 2-1 game with at least 4 cards… who will win? Now that’s a tougher question. I think I will just sit back and watch.")

Spoken like a damn neutral. :-)

My purely partisan prediction? 1-1, goals by Guevara with and Le Toux. Because he's due.