I’ve been drunk on a Sounders bender all season, but now I’m awake. It’s a bright 9 am, and I’m hungover remembering US Open Cups, thrilling victories over Portland, Marco Pappa plain clowning Jaime Penedo for the Supporters’ Shield and, alas, a tie that ended a dream.
On a bittersweet note for Sounders fans, who saw the season end 135 minutes from a Treble, The Los Angeles Galaxy won MLS Cup yesterday. In an odd way it’s always comforting to lose to the eventual champ, knowing you were only knocked out by the best. But if we had one more goal, or Ozzie for 15 more minutes, or spotted Juninho at the top of the box, maybe that would’ve been us downing New England in added time. Small solace indeed.
Today Raving Readers is my final post of 2014. I want to thank all my regular readers for following me throughout the season. It was my first time running a blog. I didn’t properly appreciate how much of a marathon six posts a week for forty weeks would be; I just love the Sounders and writing and jumped in the deep end. It was a blast.
I’m done posting regularly for the time being. Though some key offseason dates are soon upon us:
- Wednesday, December 10th, is a big day. The MLS trade window opens and the MLS Expansion Draft occurs.
- December 12th and 18th are the dates the MLS Re-Entry Draft unfurls.
- January 15th is the MLS SuperDraft.
- Training camps should open, assuming a new CBA has been agreed upon, shortly thereafter.
I’ll jump in and post my two-cents when exciting Sounders news breaks, or if I just get the itch to blog.
Thanks again Raving Readers and Happy Holidays.