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By RYAN TOLMICH
The Seattle Sounders made quite a statement with their opening game victory over the New England Revolution.
Led by a Clint Dempsey brace, the Sounders overwhelmed the Revs to the tune of a dominating 3-0 victory, earning recognition as SBI MLS Team of the Week to open the season.
The Sounders ran rampant against the defending Eastern Conference champions, exploiting the lack of Lee Nguyen and Jermaine Jones in the midfield time and time again. Dempsey repeatedly twisted and turned his way through the Revs defense, while running mate Obafemi Martins provided a goal and an assist.
That assist proved to be the defining moment of the game, as the duo combined with Marco Pappa to split open the Revs defense, leaving Martins and Dempsey in all alone to cap off a masterful performance to kick off the season.
The Sounders beat out Toronto FC, the Houston Dynamo and the LA Galaxy for this week’s honors.
What did you think of the Sounders’ performance? Which team stood out to you from this weekend’s games?
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Does it really matter? Doesn’t Seattle choke every year? I’m not talking Supporters Shield and Open Cup. I’m talking about the only measuring stick that at this point really matters – MLS Cup.
SBI riding that Seattle wave kind of hard this week
Expect it all year.
I expect LA to get a sixth star.
Not as hard as they guy who runs the MLS twitter.
Kind of a joke giving team of the week to a team that beat another team without it’s two top players. Had Dempsey and Martins been missing and the Revs beat them, would they be team of the week?
Seattle was missing one of their best players too
true, but the revs really build everything off nguyen and jones. the sounders haven’t depended on alonso like that for a couple years now.
Yeah the blow NE got was way worse than the Sounders, but the Sounders don’t usually fair the best without Ozzie and we did start a “new” CB with minimal experience. Even with all that though (as Mears really helped Evans out), would have loved to see both teams at full strength last night. Don’t know if the 3rd goal would have happened.
Do not expect much from the Revs until Lee N and J. Jones return. This game means little in the long run
Except for the part about the three points.
When watching Seattle highlights on TV … I didn’t recognize Dempsey. I was thinking “who is this stocky guy with good technical skills in the box?”. Did anyone else think he looked different?