David Falk has followed soccer in the Puget Sound region since 1974. This blog covers Sounders FC, local college soccer, Seattle Wolves FC, Tacoma Tide FC and Kitsap Pumas. Send tips or comments to: goalseattle@gmail.com
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Seattle Soccer Examiner

Seattle Soccer Examiner

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Echoes of a missed opportunity

Ray Burse shuts out Seattle. CrushN Sports photo.

It's the new week, and tonight comes an new match against a new opponent in the Sounders' new 2008 home venue, but you'll forgive Brian Schmetzer for looking back at what could have been over the weekend.

“It was a shame that with 10,000 people in the stands the second half wasn’t a little more entertaining,” he says. “The first half was good, from the home team’s standpoint.

In the first 20 to 25 minutes, we were able to get in behind them and be dangerous. We were energized, we had the home crowd, it was our home opener, the atmosphere was good. Guys were excited to play after having three road games, and we had a little bit of revenge on our minds.

“Then Gavin made some adjustments and backed the lines up a little, and we ran out of some steam.

“The second half ended up with Portland hitting back and my guys not having enough creativity to break what I call a very organized defensive team. We couldn’t find a way to break them down.”

Way to cover the Sounders, Portland Tribune!

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