The Seattle Sounders’ Goal Scoring Problem

It is obvious to notice that the Seattle Sounders haven’t gotten the best of results over their first 13 games of the season but their biggest problem is with their lack of goal scoring.

The Seattle Sounders have been in a goal scoring drought for most of the MLS season. They have only scored 10 goals as a team in the first 13 matches of the year. Their problems aren’t stemming from the defensive end but from their lack of finishing.

Seattle should be one of the top teams in the league in terms of results. They have the talent to be in the playoff race in the Western Conference but you wouldn’t know that so far this season. Outside of forward, Jordan Morris, goals have been few and far between.

Major League Soccer rookie, Jordan Morris, leads the Sounders with four goals scored this season. Veteran forward, Clint Dempsey, and defender, Chad Marshall, are next on the list with two goals each. Osvaldo Alonso and Andreas Ivanschitz each have one goal. Seattle has only had five total players score goals this season.

The Sounders have some of the best attacking players in the MLS and the duo of Clint Dempsey and Jordan Morris should be a deadly combination for the opposition. But over the first 13 games, the team has only scored 10 goals which is only one better than league worst Chicago Fire who have nine.

The problem with the team isn’t coming from the defensive end either. If anything, the defense has kept the Sounders in many of their matches. Seattle has only allowed 13 goals which is tied for fourth best in the MLS.

These game highlights pretty much sum up the Seattle Sounders’ season so far. They created a lot of opportunities and have plenty of shots on goal but they just can’t finish it off.

The Sounders have failed to score in three games this season. They have also been shutout in their last two matches. Seattle only has two multi-goal games this year. It is difficult for the team to get results each game when they aren’t finding the back of the net.

Seattle is currently sitting in second to last place in the Western Conference and if they can’t find a way to find goals in the coming games, they may fall even deeper out of playoff contention. We all know that the team has enough talent to be a top scoring team in the league and they have played well in recent matches but the goals just haven’t been there. Hopefully, Morris and Dempsey can continue to lead the Sounders as the rest of the team can find their shooting boots and net some goals of their own.