Thousands lined the downtown streets Tuesday morning well before any Seattle Sounders coach or player arrived to board the brigade of trolleys.
Many more followed the parade later to Seattle Center — where another 8,000-10,000 fans waited in a grassy infield for the team to arrive amid chilly temperatures. “It is so surreal,” said Sounders rookie forward Jordan Morris, a Mercer Island High School graduate.
“But when next year gets going, we’ve got to push for two.
Apparently the Seattle Sounders are going to stick with being annoyingly suspenseful for the remainder of the Major League Soccer season.
Very quickly, Alonso lost his cool, reaching for Bruin’s face, scratching his cheek and poking his eye. And it is also the second time in back-to-back matches that a Sounders player was ejected.
Alonso received a red card in the 64th minute, meaning the Sounders would play the rest of the way a man down to Houston. Defender Brad Evans missed the match Wednesday after he was tossed in the team’s 2-1 victory over Vancouver.
Morris said he will take a few weeks off to get “the body feeling right.” Then he will start looking toward next season.
It’s not over for the Sounders, who saw their four-match winning streak snapped Wednesday.Dynamo goalkeeper Joe Willis, whose 1.66 goal scored against average is the fourth-worst in the MLS, knocked away the first 10-yard shot, but right back to Friberg.Again, Willis made a big deflection on Friberg’s second attempt, which came just off the left post.“Time and time again, he’s made big stops for us,” Houston coach Wade Barrett said. All three of the Sounders-Dynamo matches this season were draws. Seattle is now 5-0-2 at home against Houston, dating back to 2009.Seattle is now 7-1-4 since Schmetzer took over for fired Sigi Schmid on Juy 26. The last time the Sounders went scoreless in a match was July 26 in a 3-0 loss at Kansas City. Tony Alfaro, Seattle’s second-round pick in the 2016 MLS Draft, made his first career start Wednesday. Schmetzer’s frustration was easily detectable after the match.