Tailgating Online


The Seattle Sounders are on fire as of late. They are unbeaten in their last six MLS matches after today’s dominating effort against LA Galaxy. The Sounders scored their first goal in a similar fashion as they have done lately. It was the combination of a Mauro Rosales cross to Eddie Johnson’s Header into the bottom corner of the goal. It seems like Eddie Johnson has exploded into a very dangerous threat inside the penalty area. Hopefully with his scoring almost every game it will start opening up some scoring lanes for Fredy Montero. The second goal came from a loose ball deflection from an Eddie Johnson shot. Montero made a beautiful volley across his body to sink it into the back of the net. The next two goals were from Alex Caskey and Andy Rose.

I am so impressed with the rookies we drafted this past off season. Alex Caskey has so much going for him. He can shoot the ball from outside the box with distance and accuracy. His crosses are sharp and played into a player that has a chance to put a ball on frame. The other rookie Sounder, Andy Rose, is also getting to see a lot of playing time in the middle of the field. He seems to be so aggressive about going after the ball and fighting for possession. I think he needs to work on calming down a little bit, it seems that he is always getting into foul trouble and put onto the referees radar. Overall though he is a young player with a promising future in the MLS. My only hope is that once Tiffert gets more involved with the team that he doesn’t take all of his playing time.

It is so nice to see Michael Gspurning back in the net. I hope he can stay healthy and be around for the rest of the campaign. He is so good about directing his defense were he wants them. I can definitely tell the difference when he is playing because he brings that sense of experience and composure. Not saying that our back up goalies are not a good caliber but they just do not have the experience he has.

The Sounders battle for their fourth straight US Open Cup Title against the Sporting KC. This will be a tough match for the Sounders if they plan to be champions once again. The Sporting KC coaches I’m sure will want to spoil the championship run of the Sounders. I hope that Sigi planned appropriately with his roster and allowed his key players to get some rest. Well, I will be tuned in on Wednesday to see our boys go to battle and I hope you all tune in also to cheer them on. Let’s take them all and make history for the Seattle Sounders FC.


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