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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Tue May 28, 2019 8:41 am
  • SeatownJay wrote:The entire team played like crap in the first half, and losing Kim to injury didn't help. Hopefully Svensson and Rodriguez are back from their injuries soon. The Curse of MLS is real and Seattle is getting hit with it again. Six of our opening day Starting XI have missed/are missing time with injuries, with Marshall actually retiring because of one. The salary structure MLS has concocted just isn't conducive to building a strong bench so that many injuries really strains the team's depth and affects team chemistry and performance.


    Now there's a bunch of callups, which compounds all this.

    - Arreaga
    - Ruidiaz
    - Morris
    - Lodeiro
    - Torres
    - Roldan
    - Svensson
    - Smith
    - Jones
    - Kee Hee

    All national call ups in June and July. I guess it's good that we have a talented roster that a lot of our players get called up for national duty, but it's frustrating.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:43 pm
  • Alex roldan and Delem offer absolutely nothing. Frustrating that they get so much game time
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:09 am
  • Glasgow Seahawk wrote:Alex roldan and Delem offer absolutely nothing. Frustrating that they get so much game time

    No Kim, no Morris, no Rodriguez, no Lodiero. This team simply isn't very good when they can't play their best XI.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:18 pm
  • The Sounders scored all 3 goals in yesterday’s match. Unfortunately two of them counted for FC Dallas. Defensively the Sounders are in bad shape. Just not playing good defense. It wouldn’t be a real season if Jordon Morris weren’t injured. That dude is made of glass.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:26 pm
  • I get it but would rather see bwana, jones or Bruin play, even nouhou for width. Alex roldan is very much a tacoma level player. At least bwana has flashed a few times.

    Sounders are in for a rough few weeks with international call ups. Wish we had got a point in the last 2 games.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:34 pm
  • Another disappointing result from the Sounders. WTF Joevin Jones? He has a clear shot at the goal and he wings a pass that gets stolen. Then you have Leerdam committing a penalty in the box and giving Montreal an easy PK to even the score. Leading 1-0 they proceeded to concede the match in a matter of 5 minutes by giving up 2 goals in that span.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:48 pm
  • Jackson Yueill from MTA gets his first cap tonight for USMNT. Coached against his dad last Thursday.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:44 am
  • hawkfan68 wrote:Another disappointing result from the Sounders. WTF Joevin Jones? He has a clear shot at the goal and he wings a pass that gets stolen. Then you have Leerdam committing a penalty in the box and giving Montreal an easy PK to even the score. Leading 1-0 they proceeded to concede the match in a matter of 5 minutes by giving up 2 goals in that span.


    Even with the addition of Arreaga, this back line is one of he worst in the league. It's awful and costing us matches. We should be winning some of these matches, or at least drawing, but the back line has played so terribly the last month it's embarrassing.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:42 pm
  • Sgt. Largent wrote:
    hawkfan68 wrote:Another disappointing result from the Sounders. WTF Joevin Jones? He has a clear shot at the goal and he wings a pass that gets stolen. Then you have Leerdam committing a penalty in the box and giving Montreal an easy PK to even the score. Leading 1-0 they proceeded to concede the match in a matter of 5 minutes by giving up 2 goals in that span.


    Even with the addition of Arreaga, this back line is one of he worst in the league. It's awful and costing us matches. We should be winning some of these matches, or at least drawing, but the back line has played so terribly the last month it's embarrassing.


    Losing Chad Marshall left a big void. They all seem lost without him back there.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:58 am
  • SeatownJay wrote:Will Bruin tore his ACL in training this week. This team is absolutely cursed with injuries this year.

    https://www.soundersfc.com/post/2019/06 ... n-suffered


    Isn't that what most of us said when the season started? That we had a lot of talent, but it's a veteran club, and that means a high probability of injuries, and unfortunately that's what has happened.

    I think Lagerwey has made some good moves bringing in Jones and Arreaga, so once international duty is over we should be fine heading into late summer and fall in to gel for the playoffs. But I wouldn't expect us to challenge LAFC for the SS.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:41 am
  • Sgt. Largent wrote:
    SeatownJay wrote:Will Bruin tore his ACL in training this week. This team is absolutely cursed with injuries this year.

    https://www.soundersfc.com/post/2019/06 ... n-suffered


    Isn't that what most of us said when the season started? That we had a lot of talent, but it's a veteran club, and that means a high probability of injuries, and unfortunately that's what has happened.

    I think Lagerwey has made some good moves bringing in Jones and Arreaga, so once international duty is over we should be fine heading into late summer and fall in to gel for the playoffs. But I wouldn't expect us to challenge LAFC for the SS.

    Target forward just became the team's biggest need this Summer. Right now the only forwards we have on the roster are Ruidiaz and 17 year old Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:00 pm
  • SeatownJay wrote:
    Sgt. Largent wrote:
    SeatownJay wrote:Will Bruin tore his ACL in training this week. This team is absolutely cursed with injuries this year.

    https://www.soundersfc.com/post/2019/06 ... n-suffered


    Isn't that what most of us said when the season started? That we had a lot of talent, but it's a veteran club, and that means a high probability of injuries, and unfortunately that's what has happened.

    I think Lagerwey has made some good moves bringing in Jones and Arreaga, so once international duty is over we should be fine heading into late summer and fall in to gel for the playoffs. But I wouldn't expect us to challenge LAFC for the SS.

    Target forward just became the team's biggest need this Summer. Right now the only forwards we have on the roster are Ruidiaz and 17 year old Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez.


    Aren't we out of DP spots with the Arreaga signing?

    I'm sure we'll make a move during the summer transfer window, but I wouldn't get your hopes up for a big DP level signing to address the forward need.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:11 pm
  • Sgt. Largent wrote:
    SeatownJay wrote:
    Sgt. Largent wrote:
    SeatownJay wrote:Will Bruin tore his ACL in training this week. This team is absolutely cursed with injuries this year.

    https://www.soundersfc.com/post/2019/06 ... n-suffered


    Isn't that what most of us said when the season started? That we had a lot of talent, but it's a veteran club, and that means a high probability of injuries, and unfortunately that's what has happened.

    I think Lagerwey has made some good moves bringing in Jones and Arreaga, so once international duty is over we should be fine heading into late summer and fall in to gel for the playoffs. But I wouldn't expect us to challenge LAFC for the SS.

    Target forward just became the team's biggest need this Summer. Right now the only forwards we have on the roster are Ruidiaz and 17 year old Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez.


    Aren't we out of DP spots with the Arreaga signing?

    I'm sure we'll make a move during the summer transfer window, but I wouldn't get your hopes up for a big DP level signing to address the forward need.

    It doesn't need to be a DP, but we need a true forward to back up Ruidiaz. AOC is a talented kid, but he's still a kid and I don't think he's ready for MLS yet.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:27 pm
  • I was impressed with what I saw from Levya. He's going to be a great player. Dhillon wasn't too bad either. Another home win.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:25 am
  • hawkfan68 wrote:I was impressed with what I saw from Levya. He's going to be a great player. Dhillon wasn't too bad either. Another home win.


    That might have been the worst VR reversal call I've ever seen.

    Why are MLS refs so terrible, if the league ever wants to ascend and become what it aspires to be, it's going to have to figure out how to train, attract or import better refs. Just awful.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:26 am
  • I don't think its even a ref thing now, VAR is a mess. Look at the womens world cup. So many teams like Scotland were completely effed over by it.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:27 am
  • Also that was a big win. Considering how many starters were out and our upcoming schedule.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:35 am
  • Glasgow Seahawk wrote:I don't think its even a ref thing now, VAR is a mess. Look at the womens world cup. So many teams like Scotland were completely effed over by it.


    It's both.

    My point is this terrible VR call is a microcosm for a bigger issue with MLS, the refs. It's been the weakest link of the league for a very long time, and something needs to change if the league wants the reputation and status it's aspiring for.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:40 am
  • Man is it nice to have a full roster. Welcome back Raul............that was goal of the week if I ever saw one. What a brilliant goal.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:54 am
  • Sgt. Largent wrote:Man is it nice to have a full roster. Welcome back Raul............that was goal of the week if I ever saw one. What a brilliant goal.


    Reminded me of Paul Gascoigne vs Scotland in Euro 96.

    A joke that we had to play the last four with almost a B roster. It's time MLS took into account international tournaments. LAFC are decent yeah but they've been almost unscathed with call ups and injuries thus far hence the big points gap.

    Would still like to keep/extend Smith and get another forward in during the summer window. Too Risky to rely on just Ruidiaz. Dhillon and the 16/17 year olds may be good but are way to unknown at this point.

    On the plus side Ramon Torres looked decent...like the Torres of a couple of years ago, not the bomb scare that played vs LAFC. I feel like losing Marshall rattled the team a little and they are just getting over it now.

    Beat Portland. Play Tacoma players on Wednesday though.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:04 pm
  • Glasgow Seahawk wrote:
    Sgt. Largent wrote:Man is it nice to have a full roster. Welcome back Raul............that was goal of the week if I ever saw one. What a brilliant goal.


    Reminded me of Paul Gascoigne vs Scotland in Euro 96.

    A joke that we had to play the last four with almost a B roster. It's time MLS took into account international tournaments. LAFC are decent yeah but they've been almost unscathed with call ups and injuries thus far hence the big points gap.

    Would still like to keep/extend Smith and get another forward in during the summer window. Too Risky to rely on just Ruidiaz. Dhillon and the 16/17 year olds may be good but are way to unknown at this point.

    On the plus side Ramon Torres looked decent...like the Torres of a couple of years ago, not the bomb scare that played vs LAFC. I feel like losing Marshall rattled the team a little and they are just getting over it now.

    Beat Portland. Play Tacoma players on Wednesday though.


    Not that he played yesterday, but I think Arreaga has been the calming influence in practice and matches that we needed after Marshall's abrupt retirement.........and that's helped both Kim and Torres not feel like they have to do too much, which has resulted in the chinese firedrill inconsistency we've seen out of both Kim and Torres.

    Not sure about Smith, I'd also love for him to stay. He fits well into this club, but with Jones aboard he might be viewed as expendable. Unless they're going to keep Smith as the LB and let Jones play wing where Shipp was yesterday?

    Idk.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:59 pm
  • Sgt. Largent wrote:
    Glasgow Seahawk wrote:
    Sgt. Largent wrote:Man is it nice to have a full roster. Welcome back Raul............that was goal of the week if I ever saw one. What a brilliant goal.


    Reminded me of Paul Gascoigne vs Scotland in Euro 96.

    A joke that we had to play the last four with almost a B roster. It's time MLS took into account international tournaments. LAFC are decent yeah but they've been almost unscathed with call ups and injuries thus far hence the big points gap.

    Would still like to keep/extend Smith and get another forward in during the summer window. Too Risky to rely on just Ruidiaz. Dhillon and the 16/17 year olds may be good but are way to unknown at this point.

    On the plus side Ramon Torres looked decent...like the Torres of a couple of years ago, not the bomb scare that played vs LAFC. I feel like losing Marshall rattled the team a little and they are just getting over it now.

    Beat Portland. Play Tacoma players on Wednesday though.


    Not that he played yesterday, but I think Arreaga has been the calming influence in practice and matches that we needed after Marshall's abrupt retirement.........and that's helped both Kim and Torres not feel like they have to do too much, which has resulted in the chinese firedrill inconsistency we've seen out of both Kim and Torres.

    Not sure about Smith, I'd also love for him to stay. He fits well into this club, but with Jones aboard he might be viewed as expendable. Unless they're going to keep Smith as the LB and let Jones play wing where Shipp was yesterday?

    Idk.


    Smith > Jones at LB. In my opinion, Jones is more suited for wing rather than on the backline (in his first stint with the club, he was horrific on defense but adequate when pushing forward).
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:45 am
  • Definitely Smith > Jones at LB...........and I'd have a hard time believing that Jones would agree to come back if he knew he'd be playing solely LB.

    That was some of his discontent for wanting out before wasn't it? Wanting to play more wing and mid? Obviously it was about money, but I thought I remembered this as well.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:15 pm
  • I have a good gut feeling Smith will be extended. He was struggling a bit at Bournemouth.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:30 am
  • Actually a very entertaining friendly. Dortmund is obviously a much better side, but the Sounders held their own, especially in the first half. Bad luck on Raul's header.

    But overall a highly enjoyable friendly, no injuries..............and now lets beat the crap out of Portland.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:52 am
  • Well........chalk this up as the most disappointing loss of the season so far.

    Full roster with Lodeiro back, more rest, at home.................and the ability to wrap up the Cascadia Cup in July by beating a bad Portland side.

    Nope.

    One thing I've noticed with Bruin's season ending injury is the Sounders desperately need a veteran attacking spark off the bench late in matches. A Bruin Chad Barrett type.

    Both Morris and Ruidiaz wear down, especially Morris. I'd like to see that addressed before the summer transfer window closes. LOTS of those type of players in the league, go get one.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:27 am
  • Getting 3pts on the road without Ruidiaz. Nice win.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:18 pm
  • I haven't been following the team closely for the last couple of season, so i'm a little out of the loop on things. Has there been any talk about bringing in another player in the summer window?

    I've noticed that Schmetzer is finally playing Morris in the midfield (where he belongs), and it would seem to my casual viewing eye that this team still needs another forward. The back-line seems a little shaky as well, and the midfield, sans Roldan, is lacking in pace.

    Everything I've read seems to indicate the team has no plans to make any more moves. I'm hoping that's not true because as we're currently constructed, I don't think our back-line will hold up against LAFC. We definitely have the firepower to hang with them, but the lack of depth is a major concern with V-rod's infinitely variable level of fitness.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:32 pm
  • knownone wrote:I haven't been following the team closely for the last couple of season, so i'm a little out of the loop on things. Has there been any talk about bringing in another player in the summer window?

    I've noticed that Schmetzer is finally playing Morris in the midfield (where he belongs), and it would seem to my casual viewing eye that this team still needs another forward. The back-line seems a little shaky as well, and the midfield, sans Roldan, is lacking in pace.

    Everything I've read seems to indicate the team has no plans to make any more moves. I'm hoping that's not true because as we're currently constructed, I don't think our back-line will hold up against LAFC. We definitely have the firepower to hang with them, but the lack of depth is a major concern with V-rod's infinitely variable level of fitness.

    Sounds like Seattle is close to picking up another CDM on a loan move.

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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:21 pm
  • SeatownJay wrote:
    knownone wrote:I haven't been following the team closely for the last couple of season, so i'm a little out of the loop on things. Has there been any talk about bringing in another player in the summer window?

    I've noticed that Schmetzer is finally playing Morris in the midfield (where he belongs), and it would seem to my casual viewing eye that this team still needs another forward. The back-line seems a little shaky as well, and the midfield, sans Roldan, is lacking in pace.

    Everything I've read seems to indicate the team has no plans to make any more moves. I'm hoping that's not true because as we're currently constructed, I don't think our back-line will hold up against LAFC. We definitely have the firepower to hang with them, but the lack of depth is a major concern with V-rod's infinitely variable level of fitness.

    Sounds like Seattle is close to picking up another CDM on a loan move.



    He’s a central midfielder which is the position Lodeiro plays on the Sounders. I wonder if this gives additional legs to the rumor that Lodeiro wants to go back to Boca. Adding another CM makes sense if Lodeiro were to leave.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:56 pm
  • Good win at the weekend but we need another forward asap. Can't jut rely on Ruidiaz
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:12 pm
  • Brad Smith's loan has been extended to the end of this season.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:26 pm
  • Time for Arreaga to step in and step up.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:33 am
  • Seems like every time the Sounders look like they're close to back on form to go on a roll, they stub their toe.

    - Big win over Vancouver, get rolled by NYFC
    - Big win over Atlanta, look like garbage against a bad Portland side to not lock up the Cascadia Cup
    - Go on road and win in a very tough place to win, Houston, then give up three goals to a mediocre SKC

    FRUSTRATING!!
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:33 am
  • Last night was worrying. If we don't get reinforcements we are in trouble.

    Expecting Ruidiaz to last the season healthy is asking for a miracle. There is not much depth behind him and it showed last night. Morris did well but he's not a forward. I hope Obafemi Martins being there last night is a sign.

    Levya looked every bit like a 16 year old last night. He has promise but for now we need another experienced DM and stop putting so much pressure on the kid.

    Joevin Jones hasn't done crap since coming back. I think either play him at backup LB over Nouhou or don't play him.

    Our CB's are slower than a week in jail, got absolutely destroyed against the counter attack last night.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:50 am
  • Glasgow Seahawk wrote:Last night was worrying. If we don't get reinforcements we are in trouble.

    Expecting Ruidiaz to last the season healthy is asking for a miracle. There is not much depth behind him and it showed last night. Morris did well but he's not a forward. I hope Obafemi Martins being there last night is a sign.

    Levya looked every bit like a 16 year old last night. He has promise but for now we need another experienced DM and stop putting so much pressure on the kid.

    Joevin Jones hasn't done crap since coming back. I think either play him at backup LB over Nouhou or don't play him.

    Our CB's are slower than a week in jail, got absolutely destroyed against the counter attack last night.


    I also hope the Martin sighting is something happening, but it would also mean that Ruidiaz's ankle is more serious than we think.

    Right now the Sounders have scored only 35 goals this year, and given up 31. That's VERY mediocre on the scoring end, and 6th in the league in goals against.

    So yes after Marshall left our CB play has been weak, but it's nowhere near our biggest problem. It's scoring goals. So if there are moves to be made, I want to see more firepower and depth at the wing and forward position.

    Because this club isn't going anywhere in the playoffs with Morris as our only goal scoring threat with a gimpy Ruidiaz.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:46 pm
  • Sgt. Largent wrote:Not the earth shattering OMG transfer window signing most of us was hoping for, but here you go.

    https://www.sounderatheart.com/sounders ... ttle-today


    Agreed. He definitely fills a hole for the Sounders on paper. To get someone whose only 22 that has upside and experience in a bigger league is also a plus.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:17 pm
  • Whelp, it's official. The Sounders are officially a bad team. Wouldn't surprise me a bit if they end up missing the playoffs this year.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:18 pm
  • Fun game though
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:38 pm
  • Sounders back line is piss poor. They still haven’t recovered from Marshall’s departure. They would have had 3 points today if they had just an average defense. They are definitely not playing like a mls cup contender.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:10 am
  • I actually laughed at the ineptitude of their defense. Basically tried and failed to give the game away to NE, finally settling on a draw as a means to avoid the offense coming away with a win.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:33 am
  • For as much as I usually applaud Lagerwey and the Sounder's FO for making good roster moves, they really messed up on the Arreaga signing, he has miserably failed to live up to anchoring the center back position with Marshall's departure.

    Add in the fact that we're already paying Kee-Hee 772K, Torres 740K and Smith 560K..........and this makes our back line the most bloated underachieving overpaid back line in the entire league.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:57 pm
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:50 am
  • Russ and Ciara have bought the team??

    EDIT: They've become part of the Ownership Group. My bad.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:06 am
  • uncle fester wrote:Russ and Ciara have bought the team??

    EDIT: They've become part of the Ownership Group. My bad.


    Goes way deeper than this, looks like a private equity firm from California was trying to purchase Joe Roth's majority interest, so Terry Myerson brought all these other people together to buy out Roth's interest..........which is awesome.

    Here's the story.

    https://www.sounderatheart.com/2019/8/1 ... new-owners
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:08 am
  • The collapse continues. Nine matches remain and I'll be utterly shocked if this team gets more than nine points from them.
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Re: Seattle Sounders 2019 Season Thread
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:05 am
  • Absolute garbage. This team cannot defend. Arreaga looks like a miss. Joevin Jones has stunk coming back.

    Jordy Delem brings nothing to this team. His give away for the first goal was shocking.

    We're in big danger of not making the play offs if this slump continues. Portland who are below the play off line have all home games left so should climb.

    I don't know the answer, play Svensson at CB? Hope Torres stops the slump after his suspension.
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