Seattle Sounders at FC Dallas Preview

The Seattle Sounders fly to Dallas with destiny in their hands (at their feet?). Tomorrow’s second leg of the Western Conference Semifinals pits Seattle, holding a 1-goal lead, against FC Dallas, currently holding an away-goal tiebreaker.

As stated earlier, Dallas is deadly at home. They only dropped points in 4 of 17 matches in Frisco. Their style of fast, attacking soccer, centered around Diaz pulling the strings from anywhere on the pitch and hitting a streaking Castillo or Barrios works best when Dallas plays on the front foot. Hence the disparity in their home/away results. It is a tall, tall order for Seattle to win in Frisco but, thing is, Seattle doesn’t need much to advance.

The Sounders are wining when it matters. They pulled a Keyser Soze on the rest of MLS. In an L.A./Houston-style, Seattle loafed through the summer before surging into the postseason. No one needed to be afraid of the big, bad Sounders: they were cooked, too old and depleted. Now, unbeaten in 10 with 6 wins, Seattle is Seattle again. And the Columbia is rolling.

Keyser Dempsey

Keyser Dempsey

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