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Seattle Sounders 2020 Season Thread
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:41 pm
  • With camp well underway and the first competitive game less than 3 weeks away, it's time to start an official thread for the new season. We'll begin with some significant news, Seattle have signed a third DP, Brazilian midfielder Joao Paulo.

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Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:07 pm
  • First competitive match of the year is tonight. Lodiero and Svensson are out, Shipp is questionable, everyone else is ready to go, including new signee Miguel Ibara.
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Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:35 pm
  • Here's tonight's starting lineup.

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Re: Seattle Sounders 2020 Season Thread
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:41 am
  • Worst part of the MLS schedule, having to play fully fit clubs in the Champions League without having even one MLS match under our belt to get a little fitness in.

    I'll take two away goals though, even though we had a 2-0 lead (should have been 3-0 if Morris was selfish).
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2020 Season Thread
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:57 pm
  • SeatownJay wrote:Miguel Ibarra training with Seattle.

    https://www.sounderatheart.com/2020/2/1 ... e-sounders

    Si, you're the resident Loon around here, can you give us any insight?


    Ibarra is a nice little creative player, but just hasn't settled anywhere.

    Was the best player on the team before they moved to mls.. then got a,move to Mexico that didn't pan out.

    He will be good cover for your midfield.

    Re MNU: they've revamped their roster again and are expected to challenge for top 3 in the West. Very exciting attacking players to balance the defenders added last year.

    I'll be their opening day. Excited for the season.
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Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:17 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    Re MNU: they've revamped their roster again and are expected to challenge for top 3 in the West. Very exciting attacking players to balance the defenders added last year.

    I'll be their opening day. Excited for the season.


    As long as Ozzie's there, I will also be a fan of MNU. My favorite Sounder of all time.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2020 Season Thread
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:25 pm
  • Sgt. Largent wrote:Worst part of the MLS schedule, having to play fully fit clubs in the Champions League without having even one MLS match under our belt to get a little fitness in.

    I'll take two away goals though, even though we had a 2-0 lead (should have been 3-0 if Morris was selfish).

    Olimpia's goal scorer shouldn't have even been on the pitch. He should have been shown a straight red for his jumping kick into Frei's ribs, but CONCACAF gonna CONCACAF I guess.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2020 Season Thread
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:05 pm
  • Lodiero's tendinitis issue will keep him out of the season opener tomorrow.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2020 Season Thread
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:48 pm
  • Ibarra currently leads the league in missed shots by a comfortable margin.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2020 Season Thread
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:24 am
  • SeatownJay wrote:Ibarra currently leads the league in missed shots by a comfortable margin.


    Terrible, just terrible. Not hard to see why MUFC let him go..........he was also a non factor in the Olimipia match.

    Luckily the MLS is a league where one great player can make all the difference, so let's hope Lodeiro's tendinitis heals up and he can get back on the pitch. I'm very anxious to see how he and Joao Paulo work together.
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Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:52 pm
  • Speaking of MUFC...


    Put the timbers to it the other night. Controlled large portions of thst match, then became opportunistic when it mattered.

    Good start.

    Ibarra is an ok player. He will have the odd excellent display and you'll get very hopeful, then he will move around for 90 minutes and do little but take others touches and space.

    Never your worst player on the field, rarely your best.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2020 Season Thread
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:14 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:Speaking of MUFC...


    Put the timbers to it the other night. Controlled large portions of thst match, then became opportunistic when it mattered.

    Good start.

    Ibarra is an ok player. He will have the odd excellent display and you'll get very hopeful, then he will move around for 90 minutes and do little but take others touches and space.

    Never your worst player on the field, rarely your best.


    So he should fit right in. This seemed to be the Sounders overall game plan for all the players for the first 60 minutes on Sunday.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2020 Season Thread
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:29 am
  • JustTheTip wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:Speaking of MUFC...


    Put the timbers to it the other night. Controlled large portions of thst match, then became opportunistic when it mattered.

    Good start.

    Ibarra is an ok player. He will have the odd excellent display and you'll get very hopeful, then he will move around for 90 minutes and do little but take others touches and space.

    Never your worst player on the field, rarely your best.


    So he should fit right in. This seemed to be the Sounders overall game plan for all the players for the first 60 minutes on Sunday.


    This problem is not unique to the Sounders, most MLS clubs have a very hard time fielding dangerous lineups with backups, as was the case Sunday with no Morris or Lodeiro. Ibarra and Leyva is quite a big drop in quality.

    It's why the game completely changed when Morris came on in the 2nd half.

    Since we're out of the Champions League, shouldn't be an issue anymore going forward, no more two matches in four days.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2020 Season Thread
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:24 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:Speaking of MUFC...


    Put the timbers to it the other night. Controlled large portions of thst match, then became opportunistic when it mattered.

    Good start.

    Ibarra is an ok player. He will have the odd excellent display and you'll get very hopeful, then he will move around for 90 minutes and do little but take others touches and space.

    Never your worst player on the field, rarely your best
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    Sounds very much like Christian Roldan
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