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This Week in Sounders Gifs: A sequence of events shall pass (Animated)

Sometimes it is hard to find positives in a loss. However in the 3-2 Seattle Sounders FC loss to the Columbus Crew SC it was all about the multiple-pass buildups.

Bend it like Dempsey

I will admit that going into this away match against the Crew I stated that I would've been ecstatic coming home with a point. With this mindset I found myself in a weird place because I came away not feeling all that bad about the loss. After watching the replay again and being able to find a few bright spots certainly helped my demeanor. For as much as our defense had some hiccups, our movement towards their goal at times was just great.

The 16-pass sequence that lead to a goal that was called back for offsides:

ssfc vs crew 050915 -16-pass sequence offside goal

The 17-pass sequence that leads to Clint Dempsey's first goal:

ssfc vs crew 050915 -17-pass dempsey goal 1

If we're a bit liberal with the first 2 touches - the 15-pass sequence that leads up to Dempsey's second goal:

ssfc vs crew 050915 -15-pass dempsey goal 2

If you want to debate whether or not this should've been offsides there is a post specifically for that!

Dempsey's wonderfully curled first goal which is nominated for Goal Of The Week:

ssfc vs crew 050915 - Dempsey goal 1

Clint is all "no big deal":

ssfc vs crew 050915 -Dempsey shrug goal celebration

Dempsey touches in his second after Obafemi Martin's chance was "deliberately saved" by Steve Clark:

ssfc vs crew 050915 - Dempsey goal 2

If you want to debate whether or not this should've been offsides there is a post specifically for that!

Oba is not feeling the Crew's complaints so Oba does what Oba wants:

ssfc vs crew 050915 - crew fail to kickoff; oba takes over

Tyrone Mears has a chance to tie the game but Clark comes up big:

ssfc vs crew 050915 - mears close chance

Great players have that sense another player is closing them down; Clint Dempsey has that and that Dempsey flair*:

ssfc vs crew 050915 - Dempsey doing dempsey things

(*also known as "Dempsey just doing sh*t")

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