The Seattle Sounders manager Sigi Schmid has said that he is extremely confident that his team can top the group if they win the last two matches of the CONCACAF Champions League group stages. Seattle Sounders will be taking on CD Marathon of Honduras in the last two matches of the group stages. They will be able to progress into the quarter-final stage of the Champions League provided they win at least one of these two matches. The Seattle Sounders manager Sigi Schmid has said that he is confident that his team will be able to win at least one of the matches.
After a disappointing mid-season, Seattle Sounders certainly appear to be in the frame to be able to win a title this season. They are currently second in the Western Conference table, with just five points separating them from the leaders San Jose earthquakes. Even if Seattle Sounders do not win the Western Conference table, then they will certainly be able to play in the play-offs looking for the MLS title at the end of the season. He has said that the 3-1 win over Caledonia was extremely satisfying because his team performed to his expectation levels.
“Considering everything that we went through, I was very pleased. It was a very difficult travel situation for us. The guys basically had very little sleep on Monday night because we had to be at the airport at four o’clock (a.m. Tuesday) … and it’s tough to sleep on planes. Our flights got delayed. We didn’t get in until way after midnight, so it was again another night of little sleep. It’s hot and humid. The field is not a surface you’re going to see in MLS,” said the Seattle Sounders manager. Seattle Sounders will be facing Portland Timbers before the crucial match against Marathon.