The Seattle Sounders face the Montreal Impact this weekend in beautiful Quebec. Montreal has played a start-and-stop season so far. They shook the world western hemisphere MLS with their inspired run to the CCL Final. But their form in MLS has been anything but inspired.
Centerback Laurent Ciman is a rock on the back line and has, almost single-handedly, kept Montreal’s season from falling apart. Of course, the Sounders are in the middle of their fall apart.
Clint Dempsey will be on the field when the Sounders face the Impact. Unfortunately he’ll be 450 miles southeast in Chester PA, which means the Sounders will again struggle to score goals (both Sigi and the President of Soccer have mentioned the need to add goal scorers). Luckily Montreal hemorrhages goals, but they do feature a potential MLS Best XI CB in Laurent.
We all just keep hoping for the “second half” turnaround to start, it could, realistically, this weekend in Montreal. But we though that last week. And the week before.