The Seattle Sounders got the 2010 MLS season off to a grand start on Thursday evening with a masterful performance in a 2-0 victory against the Philadelphia Union, and while the victory wasn't a surprising result, the match helped provide some early evidence of just what types of seasons each team may be in store for.
Here is my take on last night's match for Fox Soccer. Obviously, the Sounders victory needs to be put into some context considering the state of Philadelphia's team, but it was a comprehensive victory to build on, regardless of the opponent.
As for the Union? Philly fans shouldn't fret too much. No, the Union may not match Seattle's first-year success, but Peter Nowak has assembled a strong collection of young talent that could set up Philadelphia to be a league power for years once it matures. That maturity will come at the cost of some first-year pain.
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