I also like the Sounders. I have two Emerald City Supporters scarves. Though I'm not a fan of Ljungberg, Seattle has supported various incarnations of the Sounders and that's enough for me to fawn over them in admiration.
Toronto is without a few players due to hotheadedness. We can't miss them, can we?
You know, I'm not big on these intros.
Onto the match!
3 - DeRo misses a 12 yd sitter. I hope Seattle realizes that they got away with that one.
5 - Barrett gets sent up the pitch but is flagged offside. I like the ambition.
9 - More ambition from the reds as DeRo caught offside heading the ball towards Keller.
11 - Guevara sends a ball across the box and a few red shirts near by but not near enough.
17 - Tyrone Marshall goes down injured and gets subbed. As a fan of his pairing with Velez, I wish him well and hope he'll be back soon.
20 - Seattle counter has Jacqua curling a ball across the face and Frei stops it, preventing a disaster. Also, Jacqua's name is just fun to say... Jacqua...
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21 - Toronto look pretty damn comfortable.
22 - DeRo floats a pretty ball and The Chad just misses the superman header. The net has been known to be his kryptonite, hasn't it...
23 - Guevara smacks it off the crossbar... oh my fragile heart...
25 - Seattle presses forcing a wonderful diving stop from the Swiss Mister.
29 - DeRo offside, still Keller makes a wonderful save.
33 - Seattle pressing, nice cross but Montero heads the ball back? Confused...
I'd like to say that the Seattle announcing team is calling this like a hockey game. I kinda like it in a strange Canadian-stereotype kinda way.
37 - Gomez and Attakora double up on Montero to prevent a likely difficult save from Frei
38 - DeRo puts a low ball to find Cronin and rolls the ball just wide right of the goal.
41 - YELLOW - Attakora puts Ljunberg to the ground and gets a booking. Ensuing free kick finds Hurtado? heading the ball just wide.
45+1 - DeRo tries to beat the entire Seattle side. Gets as far as just outside the box.
HALF-TIME : This is Toronto?! TFC!? Agressive? ON THE ROAD?! I'll say "hallucinating" as the mood then.
53 - The game is starting to look more like the game I predicted. Seattle build up, Toronto failing...
61 - Montero gets on the end of a scramble and Frei is forced to make a good save. The hockey announcer is getting on my nerves calling them "The Toronto FC".
God, I want a marching band...
63 - Ljungberg is starting to cause a headache with a darting run and a shot heading for the top shelf only to be pushed away by Frei.
65 - Ljungberg is adamant with this "scoring" bullsh*t. The attempts are getting closer to the net and further from Frei.
67 - YELLOW - Gomez gets a booking for a deliberate hand-ball which was a bit harsh.
70 - Sanyang makes another header save off the line AGAIN after a scramble lets Jacqua take a shot that should've gone in.
72 - DeRo and Hurdato start a pushing match and Ljungberg is the third man in. and the cards come out...
YELLOW - DeRo. Ljungberg gets booked too and is about to lose his crap after getting words in with Cummings.
75 - DeRo takes apart two Sounder defenders and forces a corner. Nothing happens.
77 - Gerba gets into the game (finally) and forces a corner with a low shot at the right post. Keller punches the crap out of the ball to clear.
79 - Seattle does a fail with some nice short passes right into the box and Evans gets the ball on his bad foot behind him. 6 inches forward and that's a crazy save to make.
82 - Sounders are down everywhere as Jacqua collides with Gomez and - Jacqua is down.
90 - Le Toux gets released by Jacqua and what should've been a goal gets shot right at Frei. I wonder if both teams have been fortunate for clean sheets today.
4 minutes of extra time
Something is missing with this game... I can't quite put my finger on it, but I like it.
90+3 - Alonzo gets onto a ball a few feet out and Frei comes up huge with a great stop. That was the game folks.
FULL TIME - Seattle (somehow) 0 : Toronto (somehow) 0
Man of the Match : DeRo. DeRo needs another DeRo to feed off of and then the pair of DeRos will be the greatest duo in footballing history.
Goat of the game : Nobody was terribly bad. I wasn't overly impressed with Gomez to be honest, but he's still got 'new player smell'.
Ref Meter : 4 out of 5. Even with the collapse of all social graces, he booked the right guys and could've easily shown a red card or two.
As a side note : that logo at the top is the only 'flattering' one. My friend came up with that. It almost was the Seattle Coffees... almost.