Sometimes when tracking a game, no matter how stiff the definitions a play comes down to the judgement of the official scorekeeper. Baseball fans are all too familiar with this, as there is actually a time period when the official stats can change. Well, we get to see one of those cases from just the last game. From the weekly News and Notes
Seattleled MLS with seven goals scored from corner kicks in 2009. On opening night, it opened its account on 2010. On the game's
first goal[second goal], Freddie Ljungberg, who served the corners on each of the goals last season, forced Union keeper Chris Seitz to punch clear. The ball fell to Osvaldo Alonso, who drove the ball toward the left post. Fredy Montero's header redirected the ball into the net.
Correction is my own. Brad Evans scored the first goal of 2010. But did you think that was a goal off a corner or not?
Other parts of the News and Notes that intrigue me are below the break.
If you think the Blaise Nkufo signing is a big deal, you would be in the same camp as the Sounders Media Relations office. As we are getting regular updates on his, and his team's, performance.
Blaise Nkufo and Twente Eschede maintained its lead atop the Dutch Eredivisie with a 3-0 home win over Sparta Rotterdam last Saturday. Twente leads Ajax Amsterdam and PSV Eindhoven by five with five rounds remaining. Nkufo's team was ousted from the Dutch cup at the semifinal stage, 2-1, by Feyenoord on March 24. Nkufo, who signed with Sounders FC on March 4, will join the team in July after completing play with the Swiss National Team at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Nkufo is Twente's career scoring leader with 112 league goals, including 10 this season.
Current Trialists in Camp - Roster Currently Full at 24+1 on IL
Keepers - Carillo, Eylander
Defenders - Parke, Wallace
All other players have signed with the club.
There will be another "Reserve Game" on Monday. This one is against the University of Washington.
Lastly, did you know that the Sounders are running youth camps in Alaska and Idaho as well as Washington?