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jedimasterb10

We fucked it. As usual, we fucked it. Against Seattle, we fucked it. In the second half, we fucked it. #THIS IS WHY MINNESOTA CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS


nonstopflux

Couldn’t watch…. Did we have any obnoxious CL chants similar to Chelsea’s “We know what we are! We know what we are! Champions of Europe! We know what we are!”


grand_measter

No we did not!


lifeisacamino

the annual Seattle/Portland resurrection seems to have begun. (hopefully)


hankhillsvoice

Really wish Jordan had scored. He’s on the edge of being back on full form but I don’t think he’s there yet.


Scottish_Mescudi

He just needs that tiny bit of blessing from the gods. The chip that went off the post was so unlucky


silk35

He had a few shots on goal today. Just bad luck that St. Clair had a great game today.


hankhillsvoice

For sure. And as with most of his misses, it’s him going one way in the moment, and it’s really 50/50 whether he should have gone the other way. Chip left or chip right, I can’t blame him. He was plenty fast today too.


dskids2212

Gg loons had me scared in the first half


Josie1234

I know shots from outside the box have a very low % of scoring, but I think sometimes taking a rip is fine, and I've thought this for a long time. Sounders are very focused on making that deadly final pass into the box/cutback pass. Sometimes you just gotta rip one, keep the defenders honest. I feel like JP is the only one willing to try sometimes. Glad Roldan got his foot into one today.


nonstopflux

Ozzie-style 🤷‍♂️


Josie1234

Hell yeah. When I saw him running up to a deflection from a corner or something I could feel my toes about to curl if he hit it pure.


GoCartMozart1980

CR7 for MOTM


Dangerous--D

Where have I heard that before? I think it might have been r/soundersfc?


GoCartMozart1980

Hey, short and gets the point across perfectly!


kiddvideo11

Minnesota just isn't good enough this year and I don't know if they will make the playoffs. Way too inconsistent. I also shouldn't watch three PL games before any MLS games as it frustrates the hell out of me seeing how far MLS still needs to catch up with the top five European leagues.


brovakin88

The top European teams literally have rosters with half a billion dollars in transfer fees alone. Of course the soccer is going to be better lol. MLS is more fun to watch though. The PL this season has been an absolute snooze fest


mytigersuit

I find the relegation battles the only entertaining part personally


kiddvideo11

It's the technical and tactical ability of the players where I see lacking in this league. No way should the ball ever be popping up after receiving a pass but in MLS it happens every game and a lot. I'm sorry the last Seattle goal would never happen in a top five league. You don't get to look up plant your foot and shoot within five seconds and IMO that defensive break down bugs me. I enjoy MLS but the rosters still need to improve 4 to 11 and 12 plus.


xjoeymillerx

Thanks for observing, Sir Isaac Newton.


Dangerous--D

>You don't get to look up plant your foot and shoot within five seconds Except that it definitely does happen in top leagues, especially when one team is pushing hard for an equalizer and leaving space in behind.


brovakin88

You say it would never happen in a top 5 European league yet goals like that do actually happen just about every weekend in those said leagues lol. My point was when you dump the amount of money the top European teams do into a roster then you're obviously going to get similar talent to match it. So if you're watching MLS expecting rosters worth 1/5th that to be just as good technically then you need to pass me whatever you're smoking lol.


Ham_Fighter

I feel like MLS matches usually are more fun to watch but then again I support Newcastle and they're a terrible watch.


Andrewdeadaim

I support the spurs, so I'll be cheering with you today lol


sdavitt88

MLS is definitely improving but yeah, the gulf between us and the top leagues is insane.


FreddykruegerInCinci

There’s no need to be that frustrated my guy🫤


International_Bag208

Am I the only one who feels like Adrian Heath is a real prick? If you look like those weird partially haired small dogs when it rains, you should probably be a little more humble.


litthefilter

Haven’t liked him since that shouting match with Cissoko last year, but him and Schmetzer apparently get along: https://www.startribune.com/seattles-success-a-blueprint-for-mls-and-minnesota-united/600173359/


International_Bag208

I remember one interview he had where he made fun of a young goalkeeper on the team they were playing in his post match.


ElectricalMud2850

You mean the young gk who's an absolute shit head that kicked a ball into our supporters after the final whistle? That time?


International_Bag208

Tbf I don’t remember what the kid did but he called him names which seemed not very professional of him


rockinm

David Ochoa, RSL. Kicked the ball into the Wonderwall, got fined, started doing it at home games out of spite. Born in California, came up through the US system, declared for Mexico. In the playoff against the Sounders last year, wasted time like crazy all match (got a yellow early, so basically the ref wasn't going to punish it) while his club refused to even take a shot and taunted the crowd when he managed to make a single penalty save. He liked to play the heel, which would be fine if he didn't have the 5th-worst goals against in MLS last year (and his GA-xGA numbers weren't good either).


ElectricalMud2850

He said "he's got some edge to him for a kid who's not that good", not really name calling.


uzbeh

Soooo tired of Schmetzer owning Heath. HeathOUT


jedimasterb10

Honestly, I thought we'd have a new manager this season. Heath has become way too predictable. We have so much talent in the front line, but they never go for the finishing blows. And I don't think that's a player issue.


DawmCorleone

Schmetz owns concacaf so... not just Heath :)


USBeatsMexico

MLS season has officially started. Boom!


sdavitt88

I never had any doubt we would get you back on your feet.


teucer101

We can always count on Minnesota for that


litthefilter

You guys definitely had a bad draw getting this game


sherlocknessmonster

The play by play guy almost sounded like Jackson Felts


litthefilter

GG Loons


cedont4221

Both my inner Sounders fan (and outer woth my jersey) and my Fantasy team are appreciative of that goal Loderio!


stealth_sloth

It's gotta get real old for Minnesota fans watching their team play against Seattle and fall apart in the second half every. single. time.


xjoeymillerx

It’s not just Seattle. Last week at Cincinnati, it happened too.


Dangerous--D

Hey now, they've fallen apart in the first half before, too.


sherlocknessmonster

Naw... Minnesota fans are numb from victories getting snatched from them. They almost expect it.


sdavitt88

You just insulted my entire ~~race~~ state of people... ​ but yes.


sherlocknessmonster

I have friends that are Vikings fans so it's ok


stealth_sloth

My quick tally puts this at 8 goals they've allowed in the 86' or later against us... in 13 games. 6 of those in actual stoppage time.


sherlocknessmonster

Yeah...and it's not just soccer, Vikings fans are hardened...and I'm sure they've passed on to their offspring.


jedimasterb10

Not hardened. Just numb to the point where we don't even need alcohol to dull the pain.


ailroe3

You don’t say


RCTID1975

To be fair, they looked like garbage the first half too


xjoeymillerx

Pissed another one away. Awesome. My favorite team gets less and less watchable by the day.


my_lucid_nightmare

Still the best shirt and logo combo in MLS


jedimasterb10

I'm ticked they don't wear the wing kit anymore though. Frickin' loved that one.


DawmCorleone

No. Our hendrix kit is the best. However I do agree that the loons is a top kit


xjoeymillerx

Doesn’t do a lot for me.


nonstopflux

It *insists* upon itself, Lois.


Doctor_YOOOU

Gg loons


handi503

And thus begins the march to the top of the table!


sounders1974

*or at least somewhere in the playoffs, preferably with a home game Just covering bases here


handi503

As long as we're marching in that general direction!


tastycakeman

every power ranking: "here's why seattle should be last..."


nonstopflux

Every other power ranking: hers why Seattle should be first.


Oskar37265

I mean to be fair…we haven’t had the greatest of starts in the regular season. But who cares CONCACAF CHAMPIONS BABY!


NagyBiscuits

MLS is back on the menu boys!


ChunkChunkChunk

Ooh they look tasty!


Matt_McT

Lodeiro showing his greatness in that moment. So calm and composed.


phinnaeus7308

i have no idea how he slipped it into that corner


Dangerous--D

Lots of lube


wmknickers

GG Loons


wheezl

GG Loons. Could have gone either way.


jedimasterb10

Uh, no. We ALWAYS shit the bed against you guys.


xjoeymillerx

Nah. Always goes whatever way I don’t want it to.


Dangerous--D

Have you tried betting on a Loons loss?


xjoeymillerx

I don’t bet on anything ever, but I sure wouldn’t bet against my favorite team. I can’t even admit I think they’ll lose before hand. During the game, all day.


wheezl

The Maple Leafs strategy.


International_Bag208

False, lucky to not end 6-2


Dangerous--D

This isn't Providence Park


International_Bag208

🤣🤣🤣


aquaknox

Huzzah! Not Last!


tylermooser28

One more time “for the kings of CONCACAF”


PizzaSounder

No longer the Spoon leaders


sounders1974

"win every trophy" they said


Dangerous--D

Yeah where the fuck is my spoon?


sherlocknessmonster

If we did ever win the spoon I bet they put it in the case as a reminder.


sounders1974

Gg Minnesota


lupinefury

Poseidon! God of the SEA!


NagyBiscuits

Another classic 3 goal game against Minnesota. Never gets old.


errant_youth

I would respectfully disagree lmao


NagyBiscuits

Good game thread at least. Shots were wacky all game and the ref was relatively fair and consistent.


Dangerous--D

Yeah I was pretty happy with him. He called a few soft fouls each way but got the important stuff correct and the game didn't escalate.


Lo_Key90

The Min keeper could've done better there tbh


Dangerous--D

Eh, that's a tough one to save. It *is* savable, but in MLS most GKs don't get to it.


stealth_sloth

He was duplicating his defender's efforts. The defender has most of the far post blocked; the keeper can pinch in more towards the near post where Lodeiro has an actual shooting angle. And if he does that... still not a *routine* stop, but it would take less of a highlight reel play to get a hand on it. But he's still positioned squarely in the center of the goal, trying to cover both posts equally, which means he's leaving space he can't reach in time at the near post.


Dangerous--D

He is where he is because he had just crossed from the other side of the goal, and he needs to get his feet set. His positioning wasn't optimal, but if he's still moving and Lodeiro one-touches it, he's fucked no matter what.


tastycakeman

ICE COLD


Doctor_YOOOU

Ice cold nico 🥶


DrummerPlays

Gg Seattle. Y’all always have our number


walrushampton_fc

I liked that.


PembyVillageIdiot

Clinical


ailroe3

“Great effort from Minnesota to find the equalizer.” Shut the fuck up


God_Boner

J Mo furious RN


Zoophagous

He should be. He should have had two goals.


sounders1974

Classy fucking finish


OfficialKohls

This game was put on ice like a sprained ankle.


sherlocknessmonster

We back baby. Sorry Minny


NatetheGration

GG


errant_youth

I hate it here


Dangerous--D

We love having you guys visit.


clickmyface

⚽⚽⚽


TheBarberOfFleetSt

that’s right we back boys


TKK922

Silly Minnesota, did you think you would not lose at Lumen Field?


xjoeymillerx

No.


Paulie4star

Why?


Matt_McT

Nicely done! Game!


my_lucid_nightmare

FOR THE KINGS OF CONCACAF


alienbanter

YESSSSSS


NagyBiscuits

POSEIDON ICES IT


RandyGodson

#LETS GOOOOOOOOOOO


my_lucid_nightmare

YES


brovakin88

Apparently Lumen is guaranteed 3 goals lmao


clickmyface

NIICOOOOOOOOOOOO


aquaknox

Never let it be said Reynoso can't hit the shit out of a soccer ball


my_lucid_nightmare

Better to be lucky than good


kiddvideo11

I have now seen LAFC and Seattle on the road within a few weeks. LAFC right now are the best team in MLS if they keep this up there is no way anybody will beat them this year.


sounders1974

They looked like ass against Colorado yesterday. Such is MLS


Fritzed

LAFC is always the best team in the league as long as they face absolutely zero adversity.


osakaki

I remember 2019 too!


r3dphoenix

That's what people told us in 2019


Dangerous--D

If Seattle had JP, we'd contend. We'll make the playoffs, maybe start at home, but I think we top out at 3rd place with 4th being more likely.


phinnaeus7308

We finish at 2nd in the West, that's the deal


kiddvideo11

I forgot he was out. That might help.


NagyBiscuits

Still got plenty of games to go for Rusnak to continue settling in and Vargas/Atencio/Leyva to develop in JP's place


God_Boner

Wow, definitely haven't heard that before


tastycakeman

this has felt like an old school MLS game.


NudeTayne_

Yeah pretty sloppy all around.


LocksTheFox

not in a good way. although i think the weather is the main reason idk if it's just my jadedness with irl rn seeping into everything i do, but as much as i love this league, the vibes are just...off. feels like there's a lot more dead stadiums and not as many good games


Throwawaygunshowoff

I think the new car smell has officially worn off of MLS.


LocksTheFox

It's not that when the league has been around over 25 years and the Sounders as a club have been around for over a half century across various leagues.


sounders1974

That's an amazing thing to say The new car smell went away in the nineties


Throwawaygunshowoff

No it didn't. The car was still being built in the 90s


LocksTheFox

Specifically 1998.


Gswansso

Was it Kallman’s name he just butchered?


DrummerPlays

Call-mon


Gswansso

I’m not sure how you fuck that up…just say it like it’s spelled


MG_MN

Whenever the ball gets to Amarilla he has no idea what to do and panics. So strange for a striker, especially a DP


errant_youth

Especially for all his boasting, he has been phenomenally unimpressive


clickmyface

Yeimar come on dude, the ball was gone


God_Boner

Good stop by Rowe there


OfficialKohls

Well, looks like I'll get to watch two minutes of soccer today


handi503

I feel like that's my fault. I'm gonna be at 300 minutes today (never happens) so I clearly stole many of your minutes.


OfficialKohls

Haha I have no excuse.


TheMailerDaemonLives

Sounders need to seriously work on their counterattack.


Matt_McT

It'll come back with time. Morris + Lodeiro + Ruidiaz was near unstoppable when they were last together in 2020.


Doctor_YOOOU

No surprise we hold up and wait at the end of a game up a goal. Earlier in the game those were much more dangerous.


my_lucid_nightmare

Time to shithouse this game out boys Edit: Or score a decisive goal, that works too


handi503

We're the champions of CONCACAF, we should be acting like it!


Dangerous--D

God damn I love watching Nouhou so much (except his misstep in the first half). He just muscled the fuck out of Taylor.


alienbanter

Go Nouhou lol


my_lucid_nightmare

The Hou Train pulled into the station


handi503

Hou are ya?!


RandyGodson

Nouhou is such a Chad


sherlocknessmonster

But he's from Cameroon


SocksBecomeYou

Hear he's 'Ghana move to Europe soon.


clickmyface

CHOO CHOOO


tastycakeman

would it nouhunou or hunouhou


Dangerous--D

You would want the common part of the name twice, so it would have to be Nouhounou.


RealisticOpposite16

Who’s backup to Nouhou? I’ve heard good things about him but he has not had a good game today


Dangerous--D

He's been quite sloppy today, no argument here. Jimmy Medranda would be his backup: better service and shooting, but much worse on defense.


Doctor_YOOOU

Medranda who is building up fitness after a lot of injuries and is a much more attacking option


TheBarberOfFleetSt

medranda. also good


TheMailerDaemonLives

Medranda


RealisticOpposite16

How’s he for a left back?


aquaknox

he's alright, average defender slightly above average attacker, seems kind of fragile


aquaknox

just an awkward game from Nouhou. Is he still champagne drunk from CCL?


NagyBiscuits

Besides the two miss hits, he's been the best defender


aquaknox

yes, besides the mishit where he gifted Minn their goal... like I said, it's been awkward


NagyBiscuits

He's also cleaned up a lot of other people's slop that could've led to goals and shut down multiple counters. Overall good day with one major slip up and another one that wasn't that bad


brovakin88

Annnnd right on q lol


aquaknox

yeah that was awesome


TheBarberOfFleetSt

i usually don’t hate rowe as much as everyone on here but wow he’s having a stinker since coming on


TheMailerDaemonLives

Rowe… it’s always Rowe pissing me off.


NagyBiscuits

What the fuck Rowe...


Doctor_YOOOU

Free corner 🤷‍♂️


randomaltname

Why can't Heath keep his pants up? Left his belt in Minnesota?


1PMagain

He lives in a van, down by the river


sounders1974

This has been a weird game, I'm sufficiently scared


RealisticOpposite16

Minnesota doesn’t know how to counter, how the heck do you mess up a 4 v 2 like that


errant_youth

Consistent incompetence in the attacking third of the pitch


travshootsphotos

Adrian Heath tactics


Dangerous--D

That one is in no way on Heath, he can't get on the field and do the counter himself.


travshootsphotos

It's not NOT on Heath though. Our attack has been toothless all season. The pass out to the wing is right out of his playbook, this behavior is coached. His offensive mind is lacking and always has been.


Dangerous--D

Fair enough


NagyBiscuits

Can't believe Minny blew that counter, yeesh