Seattle Post-Match

June 22, 2015

The Quakes (6-5-4) are the only team to win in Seattle (9-5-2); they’ve done it twice this year.  The usually-raucous CenturyLink crowd remained relatively quiet as the full impact of a Dempsey and Martins-less squad sunk in.

The Quakes had two goals, both nominated for Goal of the Week!  Sanna Nyassi got the scoring going with a brilliant far-post strike at 28′.  Perez Garcia doubled the lead with his own golazo at 73′.  The Quakes played lock-down defense the entire match, resulting in Bingham’s fifth clean-sheet of 2015.  In fact, five of the lat 10 matches have been clean-sheets.  Haircuts for all!!

The key to this match going forward is that two Quakes OTHER than Wondo scored.  Nyassi, who has been very Jekyll-and-Hyde this season, netted his second goal, and MPG got his first.  If we can get other guys scoring, we might be able to make a good run for the playoffs, especially playing lights-out defense.

I am still worried about Jahn.  One shot all game, none of goal, and lost more than 50% of his aerial duels.  As a big man, he HAS to make himself big, win those duels, get in position, and make an effort to get the ball on frame.  A starting forward with one shot off-target is not going to get the job done.

As usual, I nailed the final score (yeah, right.  First time I’ve had a final scoreline correct all season, I believe..).  🙂

Up next, the L.A. Galaxy at Stanford on Saturday, June 29th at 7:30pm.  See you there!!

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