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April 4, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Sounders FC 2, Toronto FC 0 – postgame

First, links to the two stories I wrote.

The game report and the side piece on the team backing Fredy Montero.

Now some postgame notes and thoughts:

-Some of the players are down in the hotel lobby. No partying or excessive celebration, just a bunch of guys on their laptops with headphones on.

-Kasey Keller currently has the second-longest shutout streak to start a season in MLS history (270 minutes). The longest was 375 minutes by Ronald Waterreus in 2007. Keller had three saves today to raise his season total to 10.

-Yellow cards to Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, his second of the season, James Riley (first), and Zach Scott (first). Hurtado told me he was trying to stand up for Osvaldo Alonso, who’d gotten into a little spat with Dwayne De Rosario in the first half.

“I said to [De Rosario] ‘Why did you hit him?’ Hurtado explained in Spanish. He then went to explain that everything was cool after that.

-Nathan Sturgis came on in the 79th minute for Steve Zakuani. I think players and staff were signing the ball with which Zakuani scored his goal to give to him later.

-I asked Sigi Schmid why the team was wearing all green uniforms and not the expected road blue with green shorts. He said the league gave the team the go-ahead to do so.

The crowd of 20,658 was the largest ever for a Toronto FC game in the three-year history of the team.

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