There were many notable events in Sunday's draw against the LA Galaxy but none will get more attention than the SoCal side being robbed of a goal. While there were poor calls that went against Seattle (Sarvas likes to use his arms a lot), none were as bad as the call that took two points away from LA.
Still, Seattle played much better than in the past few weeks. There more traditional diamond with Clint Dempsey as the CAM created chances. Clint even got his first ever goal in Rave Green. The defense was stout. And yet, they gave up two goals, only one that counted.
Seattle was the better passing side, created more dangerous opportunities and took a formation to the field that should be able to compete with any in MLS.
They did that in front of the fourth largest stand alone crowd in MLS history. That crowd pushed Seattle to its fifth straight time leading the league in attendance (and more than twice second place). Drawing LA at home also extended the lossless when scoring first streak to 49 matches.
Those that want to see ball control and possession in the central midfield saw it Sunday night. A traditional diamond 4-4-2 was the shape of success, but Seattle did not score enough.
Wednesday there are no more "good draws." There is no more good fortune. Wednesday night, against the Colorado Rapids the second season starts. It is simply win or go home. They can't count on a ref.
Will must be imposed. There were moments of will, moments of glory. Time is running out for those moments to live forever.