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Seattle Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake: Your Running Commentary


Western Conference powers and cup winners Real Salt Lake and Seattle Sounders face off tonight at Qwest Field in Seattle in a key MLS battle of teams with title aspirations (11pm, ESPN2).

Real Salt Lake is battling Los Angeles and Columbus in the race for the Supporters Shield while U.S. Open Cup holders Seattle is in the heat of the battle for a playoff berth.

If you will be watching tonight's match, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action.


  1. Saw it on the local Seattle coverage – Joseph slapped Ianni in the box and then took a dive. Ref was only a couple feet away but still ruled Joseph was the one fouled.

    It was pretty ridiculous looking from KONG’s camera angle. The look of shock on Ianni’s face when he got slapped was priceless.

  2. Schuler was actually not as scary as i thought he would be. I thought he and Montero would be the biggest goal scoring threats… against RSL.

  3. RSL played that one a bit conservative with relying on counterattacks. Once again they showed why their defense is tops by locking down Seattle with a few backups playing.

  4. I’m a fan of Beckerman for the same reason I’m a fan of Alex Song. Not flashy, surely not. But tireless, tough, tidy, intelligent. Huge parts of why those teams work when they do.

    (For real. I think Alex Song is very underrated.)

  5. He’s real tidy, very rarely makes a poor decision.

    He looked very good in the Gold Cup two summers ago, I thought. Just a bit mystifying to me. I guess he’s just lost in the pack of good central mids the US has.

  6. You can see a lot Reyna in Beckerman. The leadership ability, the composure on the ball, the vision and patience.

    Beckerman could have been a decent national team midfielder given the system and opportunity. His style of play does not mesh well with 2 d mids and non possession games.

  7. The more I watch Salt Lake play the more I’m amazed that Beckerman has never had a longer look with the national team. The last three years have been excellent for him.

  8. Sorry, Morales didn’t take the PK because of my fantasy team curse. Its been going around. (Olave and Rimando both missing out Clean Sheet opportunities with what?! fatigue?! C’MON!)

  9. I’ve watched the past 3 RSL games, and I can’t figure out why Findley even plays.

    Its clear to me that his technical ability is not even on par with many MLS defenders. It baffles me that Bradley cannot see this. Or even worse if he choose to ignore it.

  10. Findley needs to spend the offseason learning to be more instinctual and just gain a match IQ from watching games. It should improve a little.


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