NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday nights match up with the New England Revolution. Not a win, but we did earn a point in the 2-2 draw. This game got chippy early, and there was a stretch of about thirty minutes where the whistle was blown evey minute, but there were a ton of scoring chances. Two beautiful goals off the head of Eddie Johnson put the Sounders ahead.
Our man Josh Dougherty has his finger firmly on the pulse of the Seattle Sounders in the 2012 season of MLS soccer. This time out, Josh gives us his match preview of the Sounders FC vs. New England Revolution matchup. This is a difficult game to call. The Sounders will be motivated after receiving just short of an ultimatum form their General Manager. Cordell Cato is hungry to perform. He should see playing time this weekend.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with his matchday summary between your Whitecaps FC and the New England Revolution. The Whitcaps were without defensive standout Jay Demerit, and the lack of defensive support showed. An early goal by Eric Hassli was the lone bright spot for the Caps, but Martin Rennie may have been holding some players out to rest for their upcoming clash with Toronto FC in the Amway Canadian Championship 2nd round.
NWSB Insider and Portland Timbers blogger Blair Thomas reports on the matchup tonight between the Timbers and Chivas USA. Chivas is the worst team in the Western Conference standings, tied with the LA Galaxy (which has only played three matches compared to Chivas’ four). It is a match-up of two teams that have struggled early this season
NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us his reasons why despite a loss vs New England, the Timbers should hold their heads high. Things could be worse. After the lone goal was scored, the Timbers controlled the tempo of the game and Franck Songo’o made a comeback of sorts. Any time a team can go on the road and at least come away with a point via a tie, the feat should be considered a victory.
Jason Green one of our MLS Soccer bloggers weighs in with the top picks for the 2012 MLS SuperDraft coming up in January. The teams picking first are the Montreal Impact, Vancouver Whitecaps, New England Revolution, Toronto FC, and Chivas USA. Players to go first will be Darren Mattocks, Andrew Wenger and Enzo Martinez.