Seattle fans left Qwest Field dripping wet and disappointed after a 1-0 loss to the hated Timbers on Thursday. Another scoreless night, couple with some potentially troubling news on the CBA front, made it a frustrating night as focused on in my game story.
I also had some postgame quotes and ratings on the blog, which will likely be my standard in gameday coverage — along with a live thread or chat.
For those that weren’t able to attend, I want to emphasize that I thought the offense played significantly better than last Saturday’s 0-0 stalemate against Vancouver. The movement was better, the linking of passes was better and there were three-times as many shots. But not having that physical, finishing presence in the box though is continually glaring.
But alas, that game is behind us. Let’s move on to the next with some links:
- Seattle defender Taylor Graham made a stop at a local high-school to offer some tips and encouragement.
- In some personnel moves around the league, Toronto FC sent defender Adrian Serioux to Houston for a draft pick. Chicago made a huge move acquiring Collins John, a 24-year-old forward formerly of the EPL. Chivas USA added a defender in Michael Umana.
- In other MLS news, forward Alecko Eskandarian’s injury history is forcing him to take an indefinite leave from the game. You certainly hate to see a young player’s career in jeopardy due to his health. Here’s the latest on how a strike would affect Landon Donovan. Also, Chicago’s Patrick Nyarko was profiled here.
- If you click on just one link, I’d pick this one, which details a touching moment in a U-17 youth national team game between the U.S. women and Haiti.
- Other national team links: SI’s Grant Wahl tries to pick the U.S.’s World Cup roster, Charlie Davies is closer and closer to training, an injury to an A.C. Milan defender make result in some playing time for Oguchi Onyewu and, finally, Clint Dempsey returned to action earlier in the week from his injury.
Don’t have much on the video front today, but here’s a clever little viral ad making the rounds on the blogosphere.