I like to blog about tactics. I like to blog about players. I like to blog about the game. Very rarely do I blog about referees. Tonight, in this thread I will. But still not much. We'll break the game itself down more later, but for now, let's just note that the referee should be given an assist on both PKs and the Montero Free Kick.
Terry Vaughn became the game. Late Sounders were getting run-over from behind with no call. And then finally while the Sounders apply solid defense somehow a penalty is granted. Boss guessed wrong and 3 points became 1 in a road match where a draw would have been the 'proper' result, it came about in a completely wrong manner.
Seattle showed weaknesses tonight, the same ones we typically see, but we also saw that promise that they can be more. In a match with Keller only going 45, and Ljungberg about 15 the Sounders were very close to getting a win on the road.
The story this evening throughout MLS will not be about Cunningham, nor Montero, not about Harris, nor Zakuani, it will be about Terry Vaughn, and that's a shame.