Friday, March 20, 2009

Sounders Open with Win. Red Bulls give the Defense the night off.

Anyone playing at the higher levels of soccer, a la the MLS, can score goals. So, the main topic always must be stopping the other side. Seattle won its MLS debut (3-0) because it played defense, and New York did not. The video explains a lot of why the MLS is so criticized in international circles. Seattle's first two goals were abysmal give aways by New York. Players wide open in front of the goal, and a ball - this is unbelievable - going through the legs of Cepero, the Red Bulls' keeper.

Through his legs? Yep. I actually think he must have closed his eyes.

On the other side, Sounders' keeper Kasey Keller has seen thousands of balls, and handled these with relative ease. His work is actually worth the price of admission.

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