This promised to be an important stretch for the Sounders in terms of determing just how good of a team they are. Unfortunately, I’m not sure I know too much more about them than we did at the start of this recent three-game stretch.
In a vacuum, claiming two points in three games when two of those games were at home is underwhelming, even if you consider that two of those games were against top of the table LAFC. But when you zoom out and recognize that they were playing short-handed and on short-rest, in addition to being down a man for most of Sunday’s game, I think it’s harder to come away with anything like a clear conclusion.
One thing I think we know is that this team is willing to run through that wall, for whatever that’s worth. Wednesday’s 2-2 tie with the San Jose Earthquakes was definitely disappointing, but they showed some serious spirit by erasing a two-goal lead after losing three players to injury. Similarly, I’m not going to get too excited about that 1-1 tie with LAFC, but they did manage to escape with a point despite playing down a man for 72 minutes.
We talked about the week that was, interview Sounders Academy Director Marc Nicholls and take your questions.
This week’s music: Perry Como - “Seattle”, ”RVIVR - ”Ocean Song”, Woody Guthrie - “Roll On Columbia”, ”Your Journey Begins” - OurMusicBox (Jay Man) (CC BY 4.0)
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