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Category: First impressions
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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August 24, 2014 at 4:01 PM

First impressions: Sounders 4, Timbers 2

PORTLAND, Ore. – First impressions from Seattle’s 4-2 victory over rival Portland on Sunday at Providence Park through two goals from Obafemi Martins and one each from Clint Dempsey and Chad Barrett. – What swoon? Any accusations that Seattle had lost all of its attacking mojo were ripped up as thoroughly as Portland’s defense during a dominant…

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August 20, 2014 at 9:01 PM

First impressions: Sounders 1, Earthquakes 1

First impressions from Seattle’s 1-1 draw against the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday night at CenturyLink Field, as Chris Wondolowski cancelled out Chad Barrett’s second-half goal with one of his own in the 65th minute. – Seattle’s poor run of results continues It wasn’t a loss, which would’ve been Seattle’s fifth in seven MLS matches, but it…

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August 10, 2014 at 11:24 PM

First impressions: Sounders 2, Dynamo 0

First impressions from Seattle’s 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Sunday night at CenturyLink Field: – That match was ugly. The CenturyLink Field pitch looked charred and black, with pieces of the rubber base gathering in the corners. The explanation given by the team was that a weekend corporate pushed field preparations back to match day. The play on…

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August 2, 2014 at 9:59 PM

First impressions: Earthquakes 1, Sounders 0

First impressions from the Sounders’ 1-0 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night at Levi’s Stadium: – The Wondo/Djalo combo proved decisive. Unlike Monday’s first half, in which the Sounders were overrun by a rampant Galaxy attack for long stretches, Seattle actually had more of the ball in the opening 45 minutes against the last-place…

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