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Sounders Continue Winless Streak With Road Shutout

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SANDY, UT - JULY 4: Luis Gil #21 of Real Salt Lake and Fredy Montero #17 of the Seattle Sounders chase the ball down during the first half of an MLS soccer game July 4, 2012 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.(Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
SANDY, UT - JULY 4: Luis Gil #21 of Real Salt Lake and Fredy Montero #17 of the Seattle Sounders chase the ball down during the first half of an MLS soccer game July 4, 2012 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.(Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
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Real Salt Lake is a good team. At home they are even better, and yet a road point, a mere point, won't address many fans worries. Seattle was expected to lose (by prognasticators) and yet earned their first shutout in MLS play in some time. The winless streak continues and will confirm however one feels for about the team at this time.

If you entered the match thinking the Seattle Sounders were bad, their inability to score against an inexperienced RSL backline is a failure. The passing on the road was inadequate. Neither Eddie Johnson nor Fredy Montero threatened goal well enough. Your feelings are confirmed as true.

Did you head into the game thinking that the Sounders have a chance at being a good team and making a run? If so the ability to shutout a powerful offense even though on short rest is another positive sign. Jeff Parke and Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, backed by Bryan Meredith, were good enough against a team that runs a diamond and two speedy forwards. Your assessment is also true.

Basically, where the last draw felt like a loss tonight's feels like a draw. You can read into it exactly what you want. There were issues offensively and defensively. The referee made calls that can not be explained. But, a road point against a team that is quite possibly great is a good thing. No opinions should be changed tonight. It was an acceptable performance, but signals nothing. It is what it is.