2015 is a wrap and the Seattle Sounders look only to the future now.
A flurry of events immediately after the shocking loss to Dallas kept the Sounders news cycle afloat temporarily (racist Joe Roth, the ascension of Adrian Hanauer and the retention of Sigi Schmid). But honestly us Sounders fans don’t have much to look forward to news-wise until the roster starts shaking.
The roster churn here in Soundersland may be seismic. Allegedly Ozzie is being shopped, Lamar Neagle, who couldn’t find his way onto a depleted roster in the key playoff series, is probably gone-zo too, as is Gonzo. Well, both Gonzos: Leo and Pineda. Some big names and familiar faces will join the departed, but hopefully Seattle makes one huge addition. Jordan Morris might-just-maybe-actually-this-time sign with the Sounders. That will be a newsday to look forward too.
Other key offseason events: the 2016 Superdraft is January 14. The Desert Diamond Cup (if the Sounders participate again) will be in mid-February and then the season starts the first weekend in March. Then the quest for that white whale, MLS Cup, can begin. Again.
The posts at Ravinggreen will slow down. Though, like the Spanish Inquisition, you won’t be able to predict when I post. I’ll take to the keyboard whenever fancy catches a whim.
Eternal Blue. Forever Green. Go Sounders,