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

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sounders let down by another draw

Andre Schmid rises in a pack of Montreal players.

Sebastien Le Toux works the ball against Montreal.
(Rick Morrison)

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It seemed unanimous after the match last night at Starfire: players, coaches and fans felt let down by the 1-1 draw with the Montreal Impact. It was the seventh draw of the year for the Sounders against only four wins and two losses.

The let down was felt more deeply because Seattle had fought and finally gone ahead 1-0 in the 80th minute only to surrender the leveler less than five minutes later.

The Sounders are getting the kinds of results in league play that a 'middle of the pack' club gets, and both coaches and players see themselves as better than that.

Still, the numbers don't lie. Seattle is having a hard time winning USL-1 matches, first on the road, and now at home where two straight matches have ended in dropped points and draws.

“It’s very disappointing, because we have no one to blame but ourselves. It was our fault that we gave up two points,” said midfielder Leighton O’Brien, whose quick free kick at the 79:04 mark led to Schmid’s goal.

“We put too much effort into the game to not come away with something,” Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer said. “I’m not a big stats guy, but you look at the shots (15-8 for Seattle) and the tempo and all that stuff … that’s why I’m (ticked).”

The Sounders dominated the second half and then let down for the blink of an eye, and that blink was enough for the Impact to nab an away point.

In their last six league matches the Sounders have one win, one loss and four draws.

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