The Seattle Sounders grabbed a surprising victory in their first match against Sporting Kansas City last Saturday, with substitute Chad Barrett knocking in a dramatic goal deep into stoppage time to give Seattle the 1-0 victory. Although it was a 0-0 game until the very end, it was an entertaining and competitive affair.
The first thing that Seattle fans should be keeping an eye on has to be the play of all the new acquisitions. Forward Kenny Cooper is a veteran of the league, having scored 72 goals during stints with FC Dallas, the Portland Timbers and the New York Red Bulls. His play will be key this year, as he joins an offensive attack spearheaded at the top by Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins. Chad Marshall, who has spent his entire career with the Columbus Crew, is expected to bolster the defense and Swedish goalkeeper Stefan Frei takes over for Michael Gspurning.no comments no comments