Week 9 – SEAvSJ
Drink Of The Match (DOTM):
Hard core #Quakes74 prep on the flight up to the Emerald City:
Tommy Takes Over Snapchat!
And Geez saves us all the trouble:
Room. Chipotle. Sleep. Toilet. Sleep. Breakfast. Sleep. Toilet. Pre game meal. Sleep. Toilet. Game. Sleep. Airport!! https://t.co/fexdMLWa2U— Jordan Stewart (@jordanstewart3) May 6, 2016
San Jose made their presence known right away in the Pacific Northwest:
Lineups came out a little late, & shaken up more than the earlier earthquake:
Great tracking back by Quintero. Liking Kofi at RB more and more.— Quakes Fans (@QuakesFan) May 8, 2016
— Radio Cascadia (@Radio_Cascadia) May 8, 2016
Salinasslides a great low ball across the box for Barrett, who has his man just about sealed. Skies the shot high from a good spot. #SEAvSJ
Dempsey and Alonso both attempt bicycle kicks in the box, with varying degrees of/very little success— Matt Pentz (@mattpentz) May 8, 2016
Silva standing up big in the box!— Eli Stuart (@goldenballzen) May 8, 2016
Some good defensive work by the youngster.
CitiLink Field is usually a Sounders fortress, and even though the Quakes usually enjoy a certain degree of success, the rabid waves of seafoam green usually washout any Black & Blue. But this time, the ULTRAS were in the house, & EVERYONE knew it:
Shea, 11 touches, one key pass so far, 4 crosses, 100% passing accuracy.— Quakes Fans (@QuakesFan) May 8, 2016
1st quarter stats:— Quakes Fans (@QuakesFan) May 8, 2016
Seattleleads corners 4-2, Bingham 2 saves, Seattleleads possession 55%-45%. Seattleleads chances 2-1. #Quakes74
Dempsey takes a break from his blossoming rap career to redirect a slice & dice passing combo in the box to the far side of goal & well out of Bingham's reach:
GOAL SEATTLE! Friberg finds the ball in the box and picks out Dempsey who side foots it past Bingham to put— Prost Amerika (@ProstSoccer) May 8, 2016
Seattleon top 1-0. #SEAvSJ
Dempsey gives— Total MLS (@TotalMLS) May 8, 2016
Seattlethe lead! pic.twitter.com/A6HB8lsVyd
Some Flounder Fans, ignoring Demsey's less-than-Sounder performance for most the year, dared to compare Deuce with MLS' 2016 leading & 4th all-time goalscorer:
The Quakes had some quality chances, including a lovely through ball that picked the Seattle Defensive lock, & left Wondo 1-on-1 with the keeper, the ball at his feet, & only soccer gods or Seattle turf to thwart a sure goal:
Oh dear Wondo... pic.twitter.com/YCUVv1jpho— Total MLS (@TotalMLS) May 8, 2016
Meanwhile, Sounders gonna Flounder:
@QuakesEpicenter *Scheduled Tweet.— Eli Stuart (@goldenballzen) May 8, 2016
And that's all for the first half of #SEAvSJ Seattle's got the lead and looked the better side, but San Jose's had some sterling chances.— Prost Amerika (@ProstSoccer) May 8, 2016
The Ultras were singing & supporting--& keeping their shirts on--which didn't stop haters hating:
Too bad A Tribe Called Quest never penned a song called "I Left My Shirt in— Brendan Vaughn (@bmvaughn) May 8, 2016
San Jose" #SEAvSJ
Although, that song might actually be not a bad idea.
A couple more "Seattle Smogs" & we'll be ready to rock it.
But LOBINA got the Ultras backs COVERED:
Dang, Quakes traveling fans are still going. Haven't seen on of their (numerous) flags drop at all tonight. #SEAvSJ— Prost Amerika (@ProstSoccer) May 8, 2016
Props for Dawkins:
Apparently, Sounders fans / MLSlive watchers "inflicted" by the silky-smooth sounds of CSN's Passereli & Dangerfield:
@AndyHolman09 the color guy sounds like he's a grandpa sitting in a leather chair in his study telling war stories— Nathan Rieger (@rnscott12) May 8, 2016
Time for rally Scotch! pic.twitter.com/esFRzzYNPW— Pub League MVP (@m1spike) May 8, 2016
This is horrendous defending from— Total MLS (@TotalMLS) May 8, 2016
Seattle. Joevin Jones with another bad touch but Frei stops Barrett from scoring. pic.twitter.com/19aZFr4HfY
Barrett has surprisingly great feet... He's played in Dawkins two or three times now with inch perfect passes in heavy traffic.— Pub League MVP (@m1spike) May 8, 2016
With his good footwork & start-the-attack through passes, Silva looking Hummelsesque tonight.— Eli Stuart (@goldenballzen) May 8, 2016
Dempsey, having already avoided yellows for 3-4 bookable offenses, throws a shit-fit. No card.
That's shocking from Dempsey. Have a kick at a player punch a ball away and no yellow. Come on. Horrible— Clarence Goodson (@ClarenceGoodson) May 8, 2016
Dempsey has gestures. pic.twitter.com/lLofedLLlj— Total MLS (@TotalMLS) May 8, 2016
Dawkins hits the bar and then RIGHT ON THE LINE. pic.twitter.com/5zBR6Mn2uV— Total MLS (@TotalMLS) May 8, 2016
Given the incredible cross-pollination between Seattle & the San Francisco Bay Area, this was bound to happen:
We're all soccer fans.
And it's not like Seattle has a World Champion basketball team to support, so...
The beginning of the end:
Adam Jahn on for Chad Barrett, who gets a warm round of applause as he leaves the field. They really liked him here. #SEAvSJ 74'— Radio Cascadia (@Radio_Cascadia) May 8, 2016
King Deuce the Impudent reigns on:
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?— Eli Stuart (@goldenballzen) May 8, 2016
How many fouls does Dempsey have to commit to get a card?#Quakes74
What's more surprising: that San Jose actually got a penalty call in the Seattle box or that it was Bernárdez who earned it? In the box?!?
Mears concedes a penalty. pic.twitter.com/2tRhhfJBWz— Total MLS (@TotalMLS) May 8, 2016
But Wondo HITS THE POST pic.twitter.com/QgiC01FGrS— Total MLS (@TotalMLS) May 8, 2016
MORRIS MAKES IN FOUR IN FOUR!!! He picks his head up from 30 yards out and drills it low and to the left #SEAvSJ— Prost Amerika (@ProstSoccer) May 8, 2016
Ouch...a chance to tie the game late with a PK missed turns into a 2-0 lead for Seattle...rough sequence there for #Quakes74— Ryan Fritzberg (@Ryan_TheMayor23) May 8, 2016
So it goes.
Meanwhile, back in the stands:
Stadium usher looked over at SJ fans "Rowdy bunch aren't they?" I explained their Ultra problem.Usher "So they thinned the herd?" #SEAvSJ— Lisa (@Bkworm16) May 8, 2016
At least 1) Silva had an amazing first match at DM--good positioning, intelligent reading, & fabulous footwork--could be a keeper for years to come.
(Keeper as in he stays, not challenging Bingham between the posts)
& 2) we have Quakes Family & Quakes Moms:
Remember that time Janis was on our flight to the NY playoff game in 2010 and she bought the ultras drinks? Legend! https://t.co/xy1fRKGayf— Pub League MVP (@m1spike) May 8, 2016
Back to Avaya & Houston!