The fun just never stops with this team, does it? I mean holy moly what a contest against the Chicago Fire on Saturday night. Goals, red cards, penalties, shoe-shining. A bit of everything in the Sounders 3-2 victory over the Eastern Conference club.
With the win, Seattle heads into the World Cup break atop the Major League Soccer standings with a very, very impressive 32 points from 15 matches. It also makes my job much easier, so there's that. For now, let's sit back and enjoy the win from a Social Media perspective...because we won't have another one of these fine little ditties (MLS style, anyway) for three whole weeks! Boy oh boy.
NEWSFLASH: Nothing changed here, despite my best efforts to jinx us.
NEWSFLASH #2: His dome wouldn’t be the last thing Marcus shined this weekend.
Chad was fantastic. Give it a listen.
Guess what? It’s #SoundersMatchday!— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) June 7, 2014
Hey nowwwwww. I mixed it up on you there, didn’t I?
My sources tell me that that was a fun day.
Let’s see if they can do it, Cotton.
So much #SeattleLove it hurts.
Would you just look at that studly human being!
A man of the people, that guy.
Brad was feeling pretty loose.
Lineups were in. Couple former Fire guys back in Chi-town.
So much Rave.
Meanwhile, this happened. AND THE FREAKING WORLD CUP IS THIS WEEK AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
Look at those beauties piling in!
The obligatory press box pano. Technology.
Boom, let’s do this.
31’ - GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! MARTINS DOES IT AGAIN! Lovely whipped ball in by Brad taken by Obes and SMASHED HOME! 1-0 @SoundersFC!!!— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) June 8, 2014
Obaaaa so hungry!
31’ - SCORE GOALS. WIN GAMES. Pretty simple. #CHIvSEA— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) June 8, 2014
That’s Oba’s motto, so you know.
Bummer to see JKH dismissed but that was a bad tackle and GOALLLL!!! 2-0 Sounders.
41’ - Goal for Chicago! Shipp blasts one by Frei after a good run. Ok then. 2-1 @SoundersFC— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) June 8, 2014
And then this.
42’ - Oba gets sent off as Joya goes down at the halfway when the Nigerian tried to get the ball back.— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) June 8, 2014
And then this. Yep. Things got real cray cray all up in there.
59’ - WHAT A SAVE FROM FREI! Ball sent in and headed by Larentowicz but Frei gets a paw to push it over the bar! Still 2-1 Seeeeeeeeattle.— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) June 8, 2014
Stefan Frei was huge in this one. Also, nicest dude ever.
78’ - LAMAR. NEAGLE. GOALLLLLLLLL FOR SEATTLE!!!— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) June 8, 2014
Then Lamar puts the icing on the cake.
79’ - Pappa with some GREAT work on the near side, chips in the box to the far side to Lamar who waits, waits, waits…FIRESSSSS AND GOALLL!!!— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) June 8, 2014
Yep, just like that. So much boom.
82’ - Shipp scores for Chicago! Given too much space at the top of the box he fires home again to make it 3-2. Practically the same goal.— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) June 8, 2014
That Shipp dude is pretty good.
That’s all she wrote. 1st Place.
Drink it in, Sounders fans.
Looks like I am the shoe shine king of Chicago!— Marcus Hahnemann (@hahnemann1) June 8, 2014
I mean, absolutely amazing.
JUST LOOK AT THAT PICTURE!
So much love. So so much.
We love you, too, DeAndre.
The Reign beat Chicago, too. Good stuff.
You were a huge part of it, Stef.
Crazy 3 PTS tonight but we'll take em! Couple days off to relax. Enjoy the WC! #EBFG— Brad Evans (@brad_evans3) June 8, 2014
On my way home to see my family, happy for the 3 points last night..— Osvaldo Alonso (@OzzieAlonso) June 8, 2014
Ozzie is happy, we are happy.
I’m sitting next to Jalil on the plane as I type this :-)
We also miss Clint, but that’s fine. See you in a few weeks, friends.