That was not much fun. While the Sounders managed to stop their losing streak against the Timbers and picked up their ninth shutout of the season, the match itself was a pretty massive letdown. Not only did it end in this rivalry’s first scoreless tie of the MLS era, but there simply wasn’t much action. The Sounders only took five shots and the two teams combined for just .6 expected goals. It was ugly.
As someone who has suggested the Sounders’ performances have mostly been better than the scoreline suggests, I have no such defense in this one.
We discussed all that while making some time to talk about the ramifications for Messi coming to MLS.
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