Seattle-New York Thoughts

Seattle-New York Thoughts

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On March 20, 2009
  • 8 Comments
  • Fredy Montero, Game Recaps

Wow. A great debut for a city that really loves it’s soccer. Just a fantastic start to the season for Seattle and a very disappointing start for MLS Cup runner-up New York. I won’t go into too much of a review because by now everyone has probably given their two cents and then some.

I do have a couple points that I got from last nights gave to share with you though and then some highlights to enjoy.

  • Fredy Montero is a beast. We knew the kid was going to be good coming into this game but his first goal showed me just how special of a player he really is. Contender for the Golden Boot this year? Possibly, but definitely an early candidate for player of the week.
  • NY defense still not good. I know there are a few new guys on the way and they will improve this defense a lot but man last night they looked even worse than they did a year ago. Plus is it me or is Danny Cepero really any improvement over Jon Conway? Just a thought.
  • Overall winner was the crowd. 32,500+ last night is an amazing number for MLS on a weekend, but even more impressive on a week night game like last night. They all showed up in green (finally we have a green wearing club in MLS) and made their voices heard.

Highlights:

  • Cannon Girl

    Four words…The Mean Green Machine! What an impressive game. I guess it still remains to be seen how Seattle will fare on the road, but if last night was any indication all I can say is WHOA! I also saw a different style of goalkeeping (although my Joe still rules) than I think I've seen before. As for NY, it sure wasn't their night, but the best thing about last night was the incredible turnout for a game that really boasted no big names. I believe this is Becks' ultimate vision and that of many others for the future of this league. That said, tomorrow night—NE @ SJ—WHO-HOOOO—GO QUAKES!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • joel es latest socce

    Great Game!!! Montero had a great game. The NY defense suffered from poor midfield play. Centrally, Pietravallo and Rojas were horrid.

  • Scot Whitham

    Good for Seattle but they were so far far off side on their first goal it was unbelievable. Perhaps you will say that the player wasn't involved with the play but he was certainly in front of the keeper and therefore a distraction.

  • overmars

    scot whitham-<br />
    as a former keeper any body in your field of vision is a distraction, but they never call it. the ball would have had to go between the legs of the offside person to be 'involved' in the play.

  • Cannon Girl

    Four words…The Mean Green Machine! What an impressive game. I guess it still remains to be seen how Seattle will fare on the road, but if last night was any indication all I can say is WHOA! I also saw a different style of goalkeeping (although my Joe still rules) than I think I’ve seen before. As for NY, it sure wasn’t their night, but the best thing about last night was the incredible turnout for a game that really boasted no big names. I believe this is Becks’ ultimate vision and that of many others for the future of this league. That said, tomorrow night—NE @ SJ—WHO-HOOOO—GO QUAKES!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Great Game!!! Montero had a great game. The NY defense suffered from poor midfield play. Centrally, Pietravallo and Rojas were horrid.

  • Scot Whitham

    Good for Seattle but they were so far far off side on their first goal it was unbelievable. Perhaps you will say that the player wasn’t involved with the play but he was certainly in front of the keeper and therefore a distraction.

  • overmars

    scot whitham-
    as a former keeper any body in your field of vision is a distraction, but they never call it. the ball would have had to go between the legs of the offside person to be ‘involved’ in the play.