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Category: First impressions
October 19, 2014 at 7:28 PM

First impressions: Sounders 2, Galaxy 2

CARSON, Calif. – Seattle will have to wait at least another week for its first-ever Supporters’ Shield. But a dramatic rally out of a two-goal deficit means it keeps the tiebreaker edge on L.A. ahead of next Saturday’s regular-season finale at CenturyLink Field. Clint Dempsey and Lamar Neagle each netted second half goals as the Sounders fought from…

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October 10, 2014 at 9:20 PM

First impressions: Whitecaps 1, Sounders 0

Kekuta Manneh’s goal just before halftime was the lone tally as Vancouver topped Seattle 1-0 at CenturyLink Field on Friday night to clinch the Cascadia Cup for the second consecutive season. Here are my first impressions: – This is supposed to be the friendlier of Seattle’s two Cascadia rivalries Compared with the bile that rises whenever the Sounders…

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October 5, 2014 at 1:58 PM

First impressions: Sounders 4, Rapids 1

Obafemi Martins scored twice and Marco Pappa and Clint Dempsey added a goal apiece as Seattle cruised to a 4-1 win in Colorado on Sunday to pull even with L.A. atop the Western Conference standings. Here are my first impressions: – Defense was optional Given the chances that flowed back and forth, the near misses and shots off…

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September 27, 2014 at 3:01 PM

First impressions: Sounders 4, Chivas USA 2

The Sounders snapped a two-match losing streak with a 4-2 victory over Chivas USA on Saturday afternoon as Obafemi Martins broke the single-season club scoring record and Lamar Neagle and Clint Dempsey joined him on the scoresheet. Here are my first impressions: – The back line is a becoming a problem Yeah, yeah – taking care of business,…

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September 24, 2014 at 8:05 PM

First impressions: FC Dallas 3, Sounders 1

Goals from David Texeira bookended another Lamar Neagle strike from distance and Blas Perez netted an insurance tally with two minutes remaining as FC Dallas downed the Sounders 3-1 on Wednesday night in Frisco, Texas. Here are my first impressions. – Early goals against are becoming a pattern It wasn’t Bradley Wright-Phillips scoring in the very first minute…

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September 16, 2014 at 7:11 PM

First impressions from the U.S. Open Cup final: Sounders 3, Union 1 (extra time)

CHESTER, Pa. – Extra-time goals from Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins finally settled an epic U.S. Open Cup final, as the Sounders held off the Union 3-1 in the overtime period for its fourth Open Cup title in six years on Tuesday night. My first impressions from PPL Park: – What a match Dempsey’s slide just missed a bouncing ball…

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August 30, 2014 at 3:01 PM

First impressions: Sounders 1, Rapids 0

First impressions from the Sounders 1-0 victory over Colorado on Saturday afternoon at CenturyLink Field thanks to Clint Dempsey’s 52nd-minute goal: – Get used to this lineup Though Sounders coach Sigi Schmid said after training this week that he only has an “idea” about his first-choice lineup, Saturday’s selections were telling. The Sounders lineup was unchanged for the…

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