Posts tagged Seattle Sounders FC
Congratulations to Sporting Kansas City for winning the 2012 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, the first for the state of Kansas.
US Soccer brings us the highlights:
Tonight the Seattle Sounders take on Sporting Kansas City in the Final of the 2012 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Will it be a four-in-a-row for Seattle, or will Sporting bring Kansas its first championship in their first appearance in the final since their 2004 win?
Major League Soccer previewed the match with members from both teams:
In our last episode, we talked about what musicals best represent the Galaxy, Chivas, Rapids, and Earthquakes. Today, I continue with the Western Conference, featuring the three teams of the Cascadia rivalry.
Supporting Seattle Sounders FC this season has been a carnival ride of emotion for this fan, with an impressive 7 wins under our belt and now 3 dramatic ties and 3 crushing losses holding us back from over-confidence and the top ranking in the west. The last four games have seen us drag our record down with a L-T-L-T, the first of which was an almost embarrassingly bad defeat at the hands of Real Salt Lake. We recovered enough to earn a tie on the road in Vancouver only to come home to another loss at the hands of the visiting Columbus Crew, followed by a close tie Saturday against Chivas. I was fortunate enough to attend the three games played in the Northwest and tried to make sure my voice was heard loud and proud by our squad, giving my all whether we lost tied or lost.
Right off the bat in that first loss, RSL knew they had to keep our offense down and within the first three minutes of that game had kicked down both Mauro Rosales and Eddie Johnson, ensuring their team had the stronger legs for the rest of the match. The “Lakers” got their lone ugly goal out of the way at just 5 minutes into the second half, starting what looked like a clearly offside pass to my eyes. Play on the field seemed to stop so I tend to think the other players agreed with me, but Fabian Espindola kept on going and pushed the ball into the goal yards away from Bryan Meredith, ending the rookie goalkeeper’s scoreless streak. You can imagine our gloomy feelings after that match, with many fans walking away frustrated and angry at our second loss at home for the season.