Home Is Where The Road Is
The Seattle Sounders proved their hot start to 2014 is no fluke. With a second consecutive come from behind road win, the Sounders are firing on all cylinders. After a rocky start where the team from the Puget Sound was facing another early deficit after Chivas USA was awarded a penalty kick in the third minute, the team rallied quickly with a superb goal by Lamar Neagle, with an assist from the assist king Obafemi Martins as well as Chad Marshall in the 24th minute. On what was a quirky play in which Chivas goal keeper Dan Kennedy performed a bizarre and improper clear out of a free kick, Neagle and company capitalized on the opportunity.
This is the third come-from-behind win for the Seattle Sounders this season. They now are the owners of +3 road goal differential, and are showing the league how different they are from just a few months ago. This time last year, if Seattle were to drop an early goal, a loss or possibly a draw was the inevitable conclusion. Oh, how the tables have turned in 2014. Coming from behind is becoming this teams’ “Thing”. It seems to be something they relish, and work hard to do. When they wend down 1-0 in the first 3 minutes, there was no anxiety, nor forcing of the ball. There was simply, cool, calm, collected, and most importantly teamwork.
Lamar Neagle is also beginning to get into the mix with Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey, with their combinations and build-up. The way this team played on Saturday proves they are here to stay. This is not a fluke, not a lucky goal, the style of play is something to admire, and is pure fun for fans to watch. For those who would say the quality of play is not there within MLS, I submit exhibit A:
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