Seattle Sounders so far are enjoying an impressive season as they are at the top of their league but received a huge blow after locking horns with New England Revolution a few weeks ago.
Revolution came out on top with a resounding 5-0 victory. Goals from Bunbury, Fagundez, Mullins and Marshall were more than enough for their side to cruise past Seattle Sounders as they played at the Gillette Stadium.
The match was played on May 11th but the impact and echo which resulted in such a devastating outcome can still be felt not only by the head coach of the team, Sigi Schmid but the supporters of the club.
“It was just one of those days, you know. We know we’re going to lose some games this year, but I thought we threw too many people forward, left ourselves exposed for the counter. I thought they did a good job of countering today. They executed well when they got forward, and it’s just a game that we got to forget about.”
“We had possession of the ball. We were the ones holding the ball, knocking the ball around, so it wasn’t a situation where our legs were so heavy that we couldn’t play soccer. We played soccer, but I think maybe psychologically, maybe we weren’t as alert as we needed to be in certain occasions, you know, around the box and maybe defensively as well. Even defensively, our positional defense was not good. We will bounce back. That’s all. There’s no other option.” Schmid said after the conclusion of the match.
Schmid wants the team to focus on the league as they still are located at the top but it will be particularly more difficult for them as Clint Dempsey, DeAndre Yedlin and Brad Evans are some of the more influential players for the team but they have already been named in Jurgen Klinsmann provisional list of players for the upcoming international friendly matches of USA.