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Expansion Sounders off to dream start

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Who will stop the Seattle Sounders?

The expansion squad is off to a 2-0 start, having outscored its opponents 5-0. Real Salt Lake was the victim this time around as Seattle rattled off a 2-0 decision capped of by another memorable goal from Fredy Montero.

The Sounders have yet to be tested on the road, and that first road test will be a whopper. It just happens to be at BMO Field this Saturday in Toronto FC's first home game of the season (4pm, Fox Soccer Channel). So yes, the Sounders will get a taste of their own medicine as they try to play in front of a sold-out crowd at BMO Field against a Toronto FC squad off to a 1-0-1 start.

If you missed Montero's goal, it is a must-see strike. You can see it after the jump. After you watch, feel free to share your thoughts on Seattle's fast start and their chances of scoring a win in Toronto in the comments section below.


  1. I love Montero and that ball was hit with a ton of venom. He deserved a goal. That being said, Rimando must have incriminating photos of somebody. how else does he still have a job? He is terrible, often out of position, and just too darned small to be playing at this level. The biggest mystery in US soccer since Jeff Agoos.

  2. Two points:

    1) The goal was a nice goal and a great strike from Montero.

    2) It is NOT a shot that Rimando saves.

    I have followed Rimando since Lockhart Stadium and high dipping balls will get him 9 out of 10 times. He is 5’9″ and cheats out a bit to cut the angles. He is not out of position so much as that is his style. It works for a lot of plays but well-struck, high balls over him are always going to give him trouble.

  3. I agree with the previous comment. Give Montero credit for taking a crack at it, but that’s a shot that really should be stopped.

  4. Ives, can you drop the ban on NONAME? He needs to appologize to the SSFC fans. He is a believer, believer in what? Well, he believes that SSFC are not a doormat team. Good job SSFC-FO for putting a solid team together as an expansion. RSL failed, Chivas failed, SJ failed (not as bad), and TFC failed in their first year of existance. Maybe I am jealous for suffering with RSL for so many years.

    Anyway, Kudos to SSFC.

    Montero is good, but I wonder if Serioux is going to clock him this weekend with a season ending injury. Just remember, you read it here first.

  5. Justin, Freddy Montero is on loan from Deportivo Cali. He’s at Seattle this year because he’s getting better promotional coverage than he would in Colombia. All this season does is bring up his value so he can be sold to Europe at greater profit next season. I doubt MLS could afford his transfer fee at this point.

  6. Wow. Only two games in and all this talk about Seattle. They aren’t the only undefeated team in the league right now. Get a grip–there are over 20 games left in the season!

  7. Real played dirty. At one point shoving Montero face-first into the sideline barricade. Yellow card? Real should’ve been down to eight men.

  8. A couple of people talking about Montero being the only guy. Shut him down and that’s it. Look out! You have no idea how good some of these other newcomers are. Fast and able to convert. I don’t need to go through the names, but everyone will see that this team is not just one player. Also, keep in mind that Freddy L. only played 30 minutes in last game. He is fast and technical and ok. Forget the talk. Just watch and in a few weeks the conversation will be, how can anyone beat this team. The rest of the league needs to step up. By the way, the Toronto fans commenting. You are a good team with a great atmosphere. SORRY WE HAVE TO RUIN YOUR HOME OPENER. Complain to the MLS. You should not have had to play your first home game against the top team in the league. I feel for you.

  9. Seattle feeds off its home crowd… in the second half of both games, the crowd was subdued and the play on the field was subdued. One of the things about BMO Field is teams always look taken aback by having that support against them. I’ve almost never seen a team come into BMO and immediately take control of the match — any success only comes later if they get the crowd out of it. TFC also looked fabulous against KC in the first game… despite usually sucking on the road. Last year they were awesome at home and awful on the road… i think this could be a sign of invincibility at home this season…


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