It has been a really, really bad week. And that's just Jeremiah's personal travails. The Seattle Sounders didn't have it so hot either.
Coming off the feel-good win of the year, the Sounders had their hearts ripped out by losing to Sporting KC in a penalty-shootout in the U.S. Open Cup final -- a game that included several dubious decisions by referee Ricardo Salazar. That was followed up by the Earthquakes basically stomping on said heart by scoring a stoppage-time winner just a minute after the Sounders had equalized.
The good news, at least according to yours truly, is that those losses do not mean the end of the world. The Sounders were not badly outplayed in either match, easily could have beaten Sporting KC and deserved at least a point against the Earthquakes. The Supporters' Shield is not really a realistic possibility, but making a run at the MLS Cup seems as likely as ever.
With Jeremiah basically stranded in San Jose, we decided to make this a short show. No guests, aside from Zach Woosley filling in as engineer, so please bear with us this week.
We did, however, manage to take your questions. So look forward to those.