I can’t believe this is only my second blog post this year! I am so behind! (Of course, I have been contributing to Sounder at Heart all season long.)
Anyway, last night the Seattle Sounders took on FC Dallas at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The first half was not very exciting, but that changed partway through the second half. Lamar Neagle, Obafemi Martins, and Leo Gonzalez (!!) all scored for the Sounders. That was Leo’s first goal in FIVE YEARS! At the other end of the pitch, Stefan Frei and the defense kept Dallas scoreless.
Another notable on the night was the first start for the Sounders’ new Brazilian signing, Thomás Jaguaribe Bedinelli, or like many Brazilian players prefer, just “Thomás”. He has only been with the club for a couple of weeks, so I’m sure he is still figuring out how best to play alongside his new teammates. But there were certainly a few glimpses of something special out there.
I am not going to make any promises about when my next post here will be. But I would not be surprised if there is another one fairly soon. I am heading up to Vancouver this week to shoot the US Women’s National Team as they go up against Nigeria in the World Cup. I suspect I may want to blog about that.