The Seattle Sounders look for all three points tonight against the woeful turtle of the Colorado Rapids.
The Rapids are the only club in the league still yielding single-digit goals this late in the season. The Montreal Impact have allowed only 10, but in 4 fewer games than Colorado. That is to say, the Rapids have a serious defense. As expected, nobody draws like the Rapids this season. They seem perfectly content to play to zero.
However. Colorado got their second win of the season, 1-0, last week against the suddenly stumbling Vancouver Whitecaps. It was coach Pablo Mastroeni’s first win of 2015 (having been suspended for the only other victory). Was last week’s performance a turning of the page or a fluke? We’ll know more tonight in Sodo.
Bold Prediction: Having put 3 past their keeper earlier in the year, the Sounders are solely responsible for a third of the Rapids’ conceded goals. A third! This “vaunted defense” don’t mean nothing to Hydra. We score in bunches with our hair-trigger offense. Plus Oba is back. We want all three points and I think we pull out the stops to get them. Maybe the Rapids burns us on a counter, but we taken them all. The points, that is. Seattle 3-1.
Much drama and controversy this morning in the soccer world, as the United States’ FBI and Department of Justice has leveled serious racketeering charges against FIFA. 14 FIFA members were arrested in Switzerland and are being extradited to the United States. Crazy. Sepp Blatter was not one of the 14 arrested, but one can hope. Stay tuned.