Sounder at Heart Archives for January 2009
It looks Seattle is likely to add some depth at the Forward position in June. Yes, this is outside
of the transfer window, no I can't yet say who the player is. The player would be rotational
(meaning not better than Jaqua/Montero/Seba), but considering that June is when the Open Cup proper
After another US Open Cup Qualifier win on Tuesday Sounders look to end their league match draw
streak at four and pick up three points with a win over Sigi's old club. Sounders fans can take
solace in the fact that Columbus has an even rougher schedule as they played at home Wednesday and
I just called into KJR-AM Seattle about the situation concerning ties. I did use to work there. Gas
just had Kevin Forrest on and then moved to a segment discussing ties. Hopefully I served the
soccer fans well.
Sometimes the question you ask leads to an unexpected answer.Â In my efforts to suss out the
status of LWB Jared Karkas and LW Mike Fucito I made an unexpected discovery.Â Now some readers
may have known this already, but the Sounders have a Senior Roster spot available. Why is this an
unknown?Â Because the MLS [.
Four Sounders regulars in the starting lineup - Keller, Hurtado, Sturgis (as a mid) and Le Toux.
Nyassi, Ianni, Wahl and King also playing. Filling out the lineup are Brown, Forrest and Levesque.
You can follow tonight's match at SoundersFC.com who is supplying both audio and a live blog. The
winner would be in a [.
First and Foremost though - Thank You Mike Adams, Thank you Travis Patriquin, thank you all 4962 in
these past eight years. I feel that I knew too few and too many of you at the same time. Thank you
to all of our fallen soldiers. Sorry for the somber start, but [...]
Well, simply it is one point on the table. My guest ratings are up at Prost Amerika. They may cause
a little controversy for a 2-2 draw. My recommendations for Man of the Match would be Riley, Jaqua,
Montero and Keller. All four were key to getting the road point. Sounders currently with an [...]
So Sounders FC are now +6 GD after 10. 4-2-4 for 16 points. Does it matter? Per a conversation on
GoalSeattle I wondered if there is actually a correlation between GD and Points. Well tonight after
Match Day Ten was over, I ran those numbers. From 2000 to 2008, a total of 105 team seasons. [...]
So I was playing with a way to compare offensive production - actual goals scored, and assisted. I
figure that something that dealt with minutes played would be important. So I borrowed from the
systems where points are earned for goals and assists and then did tiny math. This number is NOT
predictive, but [.
Ljungberg is out. So is Evans. My 4-1-4-1 likely won't work now. 4-2-3-1 might be a good plan with
Alonso and Vagenas in the 2 CDM role. Zakuani-Montero-Le Toux for the attacking mids. Bora is
unqualified to coach? Actually that Asst.Coach should be unemployed for life. Bora is amongst the
MLS teams have learned to stop Montero by marking him hard. By crowding him when he's on ball, and
to never give him a shot inside the box. They know that his vision, while good, is sometimes
limited when in traffic. At the same time Montero seems to be expecting the game to be [...]
Sometimes a league gets their All-Star selection process right, now matter how hard the fans try to
screw it up, in this case MLS has it right. We in Seattle though, are probably getting it wrong.
Currently eight Sounders are in line for the fan vote XI. Eight of eleven for a team that is in
Sure, this is a bit of a detour, from the regularly schedule programming, but we are waiting to see
the extent of Brad Evans injury, and I've got a few messages out to the greater North American
soccer community concerning the role of the target forward, so I thought I would dive into a
That's the message right there. The team expects the game to be called a certain way, and clearly
to this point it is not. Throughout the match on questionable fouls a Sounder would go down a
little easily and then look up for help from the referee. Most often this was from [...]
Sometimes all the best data you can get is rendered irrelevant. Guessing at the starting 18 and 11
is now purely guessing. Three starters are out, the back up keeper is on the IR and there is still
the Montero/Seba situation. The DP has a significant migraine and did not travel. Sigi gets [...]
Well after Jose's latest report , using the injury reports and bit more searching I am 95% certain
that this is the traveling 18. Keepers - Keller, Dragovan Defenders - Marshall, Hurtado, Ianni,
Wahl, Graham, Scott Midfielders - Zakuani, Alonso, Evans, Ljungberg, Le Toux, King, Nyassi Forwards
- Montero, Jaqua, Levesque What is certain is that there will be at [.
FC Dallas Founded: 1996 as Dallas Burn Home Stadium: Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, TX Record Since 2000:
102-111-45 All Time Scorer in MLS: Jason Kreis (91) All Time Cups/Shields: 1 US Open Cup 2008
Record: 8-10-12, 36 pts, 5th in Western Conference 2008 Leading Scorer: Kenny Cooper (18) 2008
Keeper: Dario Sala (1.
If James Riley is a hothead I don't know. What I do know is that he was Red Carded, and earned two
yellows and fines in the last two weeks for his violent conduct on the pitch. What I also know is
that due to the tactics that Coach Schmid employs concerning Riley [...]
As is famously said in 12 step programs We admitted we were powerless ... MLS has done just that,
they admitted that Weyland had a bad day. "He is an experienced referee who didn't have his best
day," MLS executive vice president Todd Durbin said of Weyland in a statement. "As we saw in the
recent UEFA Champions [.
Ok, with this thing called life, as well as the blogging at night after work, I'll let you in on
the plan for the week. Step one I'm going to rewatch the match. Everyone that reads this blog
expects it, but I'll let you know exactly which issues I'm looking at in my little magnifying [...]
First off I love you Mom I love you to Cathy After yesterday's matches Seattle has the last game of
the week. Due to that circumstance we can know where Seattle will be in the standings pending the
result today. So this is simply a small post to show how congested the table is outside of Chivas,
Well, with the news out of England concerning which clubs are going up, and which are going down,
along with the finalization of the lower leagues player movement starts. This is a time when clubs
announce who will be cut loose, who will be resigned, and who will go on the transfer list. In MLS
Not the local band. But the Champions League Finalist. That Barcelona. The one with Henry, Messi
and Eto'o. The one with Puyol, Marquez, Xavi and Iniesta Barcelona v Sounders on August 5th. Will
the Henry to MLS rumors start up again on the trip? Almost certainly. Their SSS holds 97k, ours
I contacted Ely Allen because he was a local star in college, had played for the Galaxy, was a
trialist for Sounders FC and recently has joined the Seattle Wolves. Little did I know until today
that Allen and I went to the same high school (over a decade apart). Ely is a [...]
Los Angeles Galaxy Founded: 1995 Home Stadium: The Home Depot Center, Carson, CA Record Since 2000:
105-102-63 All Time Scorer in MLS: Cobi Jones (70) All Time Cups/Shields: 2 MLS Cups, 2 Supporters'
Shield, 2 US Open Cups, 1 CONCACAF Champions Cup 2008 Record: 8-13-9, 33 pts, 7th in Western
Conference 2008 Leading Scorer: Landon Donovan (20) 2008 Keeper: Steve Cronin (2.
Wow, it feels like forever since the site went down. I never got out the Match Day Seven out, as
the server issues sprung up while I was at work Friday. While the site was down Laurie at the the
Seattle Offside helped me out a bit, and for that a bit thank [...]