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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Saturday, January 31, 2009

SuperSearchers can't match Wolves' team work

It was a very sunny and even slightly warm afternoon at Starfire as the Seattle Sounders SuperSearch arrived with cameras in tow to take on Seattle Wolves FC in a match designed to...well...um...get some video footage for tomorrow night's big live finale on King 5 after the Super Bowl, perhaps?

The Wolves won the shortened contest 2-0 and of course looked the better team since they've been together for a while. See Ron Stickney's Seattle Pitch match report here. A few of the SuperSearch guys did OK, which I guess is all we can ask for. No sparks of brilliance, though. A crowd of just over 1,000 curious soccer fans attended the match.

From what I've read and talking with people after the match, the four most-mentioned names offered up for praise were Al Valencia, Junior Garcia, Vincent Oliveira and Chase Mikkelsen.

It was only a two-minute day for trialist Gareth Waite who was plastered by a ball to the face very early on and was kept out the rest of the way for fear of a slight concussion.

So, sun, soccer, (did I mention it was free) and displays of team work by the Wolves and occasional nifty moves by the SuperSearchers made for a fine time. For the guys trying to make the Sounders by winning this contest, I am not sure what to tell you. Perhaps a few extra prayers tonight and the hope that the Sounders staff on hand were somehow distracted most of the day?

See also: Sounder at Heart has his take on the top performers.

We've got photos!
Jenni Conner's SuperSearch v. Wolves gallery
David Falk's SuperSearch v. Wolves gallery

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