Seattle Loses Opener to Montreal, 1-0
by Mike Russell
Montreal Impact visited Seattle for the first time on Saturday night and went home the victors after Davy Arnaud’s goal in the 35th minute. One was all they needed as the Italian-laden defense held the Sounders scoreless.
The brightest spot of the night was the debut performance of Seattle’s 19 year old “homegrown” player, DeAndre Yedlin. He seemed to be a bit nervous the first few minutes, but it wasn’t long before he settled in and was getting forward into the attack from his right-back position. But what was really impressive was how he still managed to track back and perform well in defense, too. If he can keep this up, I think he just might win the regular starting spot from Adam Johansson (who was out with a slight injury).
Despite the rain and the lack of goals, it was still fun to be back at CenturyLink Field. Next up is the 2-leg CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal matches. On March 6, they are traveling down to Monterrey, Mexico to play the current league leaders, Tigres UANL. Then on March 12, the second leg will be played here in Seattle. If you don’t know what the Champions League is all about, then check out my blog post from last year.
OK, on to the photos…
(Click on the photos below to view them in a gallery)