Former Sounders Unhappy with Team’s Performance

Former Sounders Eddie Johnson and Steve Zakuani take to social media to show their frustrations with the Sounders this season.

After Saturday’s loss at home to NYCFC, there were many people unhappy about the Sounders and the lack of quality being produced this year. Even Brad Evans showed his frustrations in his post-match interview with reporters:



Certain guys are maybe okay with how it’s going. Maybe they’ve been at teams before where losing was a tradition and you wait for the next season to get a fresh start. But that doesn’t happen here. We don’t have losing seasons. We don’t rest when we’re losing; we’re not okay with it.

There were even some former Sounders that took to social media to make their frustrations known. These aren’t just any Sounders, I may add. These are team legends Eddie Johnson and Steve Zakuani, who both scored a ridiculously amount of important goals for the team when they played for us.

Johnson straight up calls out Valdez for his lack goals this season and though he is pretty mean about it, he does have a point. Valdez has yet to score a goal for the Sounders and seems to be a waste of a DP spot.  Zakuani, though he didn’t point out any specific players like Johnson did, didn’t hold back in his criticism.

He does, though, defend Sigi and his reinforcement of the players’ effort on and off the pitch.

It is crazy to think that two years ago, the Sounders were favorites to win the MLS Cup and had the chance to win the first ever MLS Treble by winning the Open Cup, the Supporters Shield, and almost grabbing the MLS Cup as well.

Changes have to come to this team this summer transfer window, whether it is bringing in new players or cutting some current ones.

That all being said, a streak of a few good results will see Seattle in a playoff spot once again. Currently the Rave Green are just six points off 6th place in the west and have at least one game in hand over the rest of the teams in the western conference (excluding Houston). The beauty and at the same time the terror of the MLS is that a summer turn-around could see the Sounders push up the table and make a strong MLS Cup run.