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Sounders at New England Revolution, recap: Dreary road draw

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Stefan Frei nabs second shutout of year.

MLS: Seattle Sounders at New England Revolution Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Key Moments

Frei’s save at 77’ ensured Seattle would get at least a point.

Talking Points

Two Good

  • 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.

Three Bad

  • 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.

Lineups

4-2-3-1: Frei; Nouhou, Marshall, Kim, McCrary; C.Roldan, Delem; Rodriguez (Neagle 90+2’), Wolff (Dempsey 61’), Lodeiro; Bruin (A.Roldan 71’)

Goals

There were no goals

Poll

Who was your Man of the Match in the 0-0 draw with the Revs

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    Stefan Frei
    (101 votes)
  • 65%
    Kim Kee-Hee
    (305 votes)
  • 13%
    Cristian Roldan
    (61 votes)
467 votes total Vote Now