Sounders offense remains missing, lose 2-0 to RSL
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The Seattle Sounders managed just 5 shots in a loss to Real Salt Lake. The 2-0 loss was indicative of what has been happening all year as a woeful attack has kept the Rave Green from contention.
We can not sugar coat this, the offense is just plain bad.The Sounders are now just 2-7-2 on the year and have a -7 goal differential. As well, with jsut 7 goals, they are dead last in the MLS in scoring.
“It was disappointing, lackluster, I just thought there wasn’t a sense of fight within our team. Going down 1-0 early in the second half honestly doesn’t help. Morale in the team is honestly low right now, but this is the MLS. You win three games in a row, you’re right back in it.”–Christian Roldan
Injuries have played their part as Jordan Morris, Nico Lodiero, and now Will Bruin (again) have been unavailable to play. As well, Leerdam and Alex Roldan have not been up to the challenge of supporting the attack. And as much as it pains me to say it, 35 year old Clint Dempsey does not look like the DP from years past.
“Not much good. Magnus getting injured and Will has to come out now. Things on that front are not good. The team just needs to not try to play not to lose, but they have to try to play and win games. There are times when you get down in the attacking third of the field and the quality is missing. We have to try and find a way to give them the confidence to make final passes to create something and score goals, we’re never going to win goals if we can’t score.” — Brian Schmetzer