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

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sounders draw 0-0 at Miami

Kenji Treschuk was red-carded in the Sounders' 0-0 draw at Miami June 1st.
(Jenni Conner)

Plugging away before hundreds of fans at home and on the road is taking its toll on the 2008 USL Seattle Sounders. Not the attendances so much as the plugging, and red cards, and absences, and injuries, and small roster size.

The Sounders bravely held on for a 0-0 draw at Miami FC Blues on Sunday June 1st before an announced crowd of just over 1,000. It was Seattle's third match in five days and came without three starters and eventually a fourth.

Danny Jackson was in England all week for his sister's wedding. Roger Levesque and Leighton O'Brien are hurt. Kenji Treschuk was red-carded in the 69th minute. He'll miss the Sounders' home match this Saturday night at Starfire against Minnesota.

Seattle played with 10 men, minus four starters for the last 25 minutes of the match. At one point two players were down inured for the Sounders. One got back up, but the other was off and Seattle played with eight men.

In stoppage time Miami had several good scoring chances but could not convert.

Seattle is now 3-2-5 on the season with 14 points and sits 4th in the table.

Seattle management seems determined to run a low-budget operation that does not interfere with the growing momentum of Sounders FC and MLS in 2009. Adrian Hanauer has stated that no players will be added to the current team unless they somehow fit in plans for 2009.

So the club soldiers on, hoping to survive the fixture congestion of last week and the coming week ( matches on the 7th, 10th and 12th.)

Club website report
Current USL-1 Table

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