It only took one save for Stefan Frei to notch another shutout for the Seattle Sounders. With Seattle playing a road game on short rest Brian Schmetzer played conservative and stole a draw from an Eastern Conference playoff team. New England Revolution, somehow, also looked tired and rarely challenged the Sounders, despite being the clear aggressor.
The 0-0 draw is the first time the Sounders were shutout themselves since the June 2 2-0 loss at Salt Lake. Seattle hasn’t shutout an opponent since May 5 in a dreary 0-0 draw with Columbus.
Frei’s save at 77’ ensured Seattle would get at least a point.
- Kim Kee-Hee overshadowed Chad Marshall. It’s hard to do considering Marshall’s history, but Kim looks to be coming into his own. With Torres nursing a bum ankle the strength of Kim should give fans confidence. He may just not give Torres the starting role back.
- Nicolas Lodeiro will try things. Since Seattle struggled to get possession in threatening areas Nico shot from distance. It wasn’t effective, and demonstrated the frustrations the offense has had for most of the season.
This was the first shot on goal in this game. pic.twitter.com/o0v87LBWq3— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) July 8, 2018
- Nicolas Lodeiro will try things. Since Seattle struggled to get possession in threatening areas Nico shot from distance. It wasn’t effective, and demonstrated the frustrations the offense has had for most of the season. Yes, that’s a repeat of the good, because it’s also bad.
- Brian Schmetzer continues to confound with his late subs. Holding Lamar Neagle until the dying minutes isn’t going to inject life into the offense. Inserting Alex Roldan rather than Harry Shipp is clearly a defensive move, but this is a team that needs more help scoring.
- Nouhou led the attack with two shots. Let’s not have that happen again.
4-2-3-1: Frei; Nouhou, Marshall, Kim, McCrary; C.Roldan, Delem; Rodriguez (Neagle 90+2’), Wolff (Dempsey 61’), Lodeiro; Bruin (A.Roldan 71’)
There were no goals
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