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Zach Scott just reminded us why he’ll always be a Sounders legend

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Sounders centerback responds to pointed criticism with classy series of tweets.

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Zach Scott is coming off a pretty rough week, twice giving away passes that led directly to opposition goals in a pair of losses. Heck, we may have been guilty of piling on when we wrote a story highly critical of his performance in the U.S. Open Cup loss.

But we should also never lose sight of what he has given to this club since making the USL team through an open tryout in 2002. This is a player who played most of last season with a broken foot and managed to turn in one of his best ever seasons at the age of 34.

It’s not just his longevity or willingness to play hurt, of course. It’s how he has carried himself, constantly remaking his game and even improving while numerous observers have expected him to fail.

Maybe his best years really are behind him, and there’s plenty of evidence to suggest as much. But Scott managed to remind everyone why he’ll always be a beloved figure and legitimate club legend.

It all started with his response to a ridiculous demand that he retire immediately.

He then launched into not so much a defense of himself, but a general call to continue supporting this team despite what has so far been the worst season in the club’s history.