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Does performance matter when results are this bad?

The Sounders actually looked pretty good against the Galaxy, but that’s not the problem.

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What’s left to say about the Sounders’ start?

After falling 1-0 to the LA Galaxy, they are now 0-3-2 and sitting in last place in the Western Conference and just one point ahead of the New England Revolution in the Wooden Spoon race.

They’ve now tied their franchise record for worst-ever start.

I think they looked better on Saturday than they in possibly any other game, but that’s as much of an indictment of how bad they’ve been this year than a genuinely positive statement about their play.

I’m not going to sit here and say I think that the team is broken or won’t improve, but I also don’t think we can simply take that as a given.

They’re in the midst of what seems like a pretty soft part of their schedule and it’s concerning that they can’t pull out better results, regardless of how many injured players they have.

That’s really the most frustrating thing. This team has enough talent on the field to be a better team, but right now they’re undeniably bad.

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