I didn’t think the Rave Green would come back and get the tie tonight, especially after being down 1-0 with 10 players. But a lot of credit to the team for getting it done.
The Fire has 15 shots to Seattle’s 4, and 5-1 on shots on goal. Tonight’s attendance was 10,228, smallest home crowd of the season for th Fire and smallest crowd Seattle has ever played in front of.
No Montero next game. But Seattle has depth at forward with Sebastien Le Toux, who I imagine will step in. Sigi Schmid said he sent Ljungberg out wide right and Jaqua wide left when the team went down to 10 men.
Schmid said his team “probably didn’t deserve a point,” but anytime you can get one when you don’t deserve it, that’s a good thing.”
Stephen King made his MLS regular-season debut for Sounders FC, subbing for Ljungberg in the 81st minute. The midfielder played for the Fire last season and said it was “cool” to take the field against his former teammates.
“I have good memories of playing in this stadium, and to get my first minutes of the season and for them to be at Toyota Park is pretty cool,” King said.
He heard a few Fire fans calling his name. King also felt his performance in the U.S. Open Cup match last Tuesday helped earn him playing time tonight.
“These points will add up at the end of the season when we try to get into the playoffs,” he said of the tie with the Fire.