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Unread postby Goonda » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:39:57 pm

I figured that a pre-season tournament doesn't necessitate a thread for each match, so I'm starting this one for commentary on the Sounders in the Desert Diamond Cup.

Travel planning can be found in the Away Trips forum: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=21117
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Unread postby Goonda » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:40:09 pm

Our first match kicks off in about 20 minutes or so, vs. the Revolution.

Sounders starting 11:
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Johansson, Traore, Hurtado, Gonzalez
Rosales, Alonso, Evans, Zakuani
Estrada, Johnson
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Unread postby Goonda » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:40:40 pm

Revolution XI: Shuttleworth, Tierney, Goncalves, Soares, Farrell, Nguyen, Simms, Cisse, Latigue, Fagundez, Bengtson
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Unread postby cethe » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:30:38 pm

so that looks to be our current "preferred XI" it would seem.

match is 30 minutes in & i'm still stuck at work putting out fires...wassup?
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Unread postby Goonda » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:39:15 pm

cethe wrote:so that looks to be our current "preferred XI" it would seem.

match is 30 minutes in & i'm still stuck at work putting out fires...wassup?

Evans just scored on a PK. Didn't see the foul that caused the call (same reason as you). Might have been Gonsalves taking down EJ in the box.

Overall, I think we look pretty decent, but I'm not really the best person to judge that. Lots of quick transitions on the offensive side. We seem to be happy to try to stretch the game with lots of long balls, taking advantage of the speed of EJ and Zak.
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Unread postby Llarian » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:40:59 pm

Handball in the wall on a freekick. No idea who.
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Unread postby Llarian » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:41:31 pm

Traore looks pretty good at CB. We look a little toothless, but that's always true in preseason. Midfield looks great.
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Unread postby roocifer » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:44:01 pm

This match seems far more lively than the one against the timbers. Honeybadger is apparently a little too lively?
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Unread postby Goonda » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:46:08 pm

Pre-season "red card" for Alonso. Earned a second yellow for a late 2 footed tackle on Tierney. Rather than getting the second yellow, they forced a substitution and Rose came on.
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Unread postby 6ft2whiteguy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:52:18 pm

Why are we playing like thugs? Way too many hard tackles, etc
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Unread postby Goonda » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:52:34 pm

My feed locked up in the middle of a hard tackle by Traore at the edge of the box. (twitter feed says it caused a yellow)

EJ scores the 2-0 goal just before the half.
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Unread postby funsize » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:54:34 pm

Ours locked up too. Good to know it wasn't more serious in the box (I was concerned when the feed stopped just there!).
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Unread postby cethe » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:01:15 pm

ok thanks for the first half updates...home and logged in just in time to see Leo walking past the camera fiddling with his boxers & shorts LOL LOL
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Unread postby Wibby » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:02:44 pm

feeds keep locking up on me. anybody's feed working correctly?
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Unread postby roocifer » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:05:27 pm

Mine is too. Coworkers have to ask why I'm cursing at my computer screen.
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