May 8, 2012 |
WITH THE second of three matches in a week span starting on Wednesday for the Union, there is very little time to go back to the drawing board, as they say. Although it wouldn't hurt. The club comes off its second loss in a row with Saturday's 1-0 result against Seattle. Against a 22-year-old goalkeeper making his first MLS start in Seattle's Brian Meredith, the Union registered just one shot on goal. It also marked the 12th league game dating back to October of last season in which the Union (2-5-1, seven points)
May 6, 2012 |
SEATTLE - There might not yet be panic in the Union locker room, but there is growing cause for concern. The Union, once again, struggled mightily in the offensive third and fell 1-0 to the Seattle Sounders in front of an announced crowd of 38,399 at CenturyLink Field. The Union (2-5-1) were shut out for the third time this season and have yet to score as many as two goals in a game. "We talked about it during the week, our guys are a little hesitant to pull the trigger," Union interim coach John Hackworth said.
October 9, 2011
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER Union (10-7-14, 44 points) at Seattle Sounders (16-6-9, 57 points) Saturday, 10 p.m., at Century Link Field. TV: CSN. Last MLS game: The visiting Union played a 1-1 draw on Sunday against host Chivas USA at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Seattle won at New England, 2-1, last Saturday. Outlook: Union midfielder-forward Sebastien Le Toux was named MLS player of the month for September after scoring seven goals that month.
October 2, 2011 |
HOUSTON - Chicago's Dominic Oduro scored against his former team to lift the Fire into a 1-1 draw Saturday with the Houston Dynamo. Colin Clark scored for Houston (10-9-13), which extended its unbeaten streak to three games, but missed an opportunity to reclaim first place in the Eastern Conference. The Dynamo are tied with the Union for second with 43 points each, a point behind Sporting Kansas City. The Fire (7-8-16, 37 points) extended their unbeaten streak to four games. Toronto 1, New York 1. The Red Bull's Thierry Henry scored the equalizer for the visitors in the 88th minute.
July 17, 2011 |
SEATTLE - Fredy Montero scored his third goal in two games with a diving header in the 82d minute, Mauro Rosales scored off a pass from Montero two minutes later, and the Seattle Sounders remained unbeaten in their last nine matches with a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday. Seattle rallied twice against the defending MLS Cup champions before breaking through for a pair of goals in the final 10 minutes for its sixth victory during the unbeaten streak. San Jose 0, Columbus 0 COLUMBUS, Ohio - Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch and his counterpart William Hesmer made several crucial saves in the scoreless tie. Kansas City 1, Houton 1 HOUSTON - Aurelien Collin scored late in the second half as Sporting K.C. extended its unbeaten streak to 11 games with a draw against the undermanned Dynamo.
April 18, 2011 |
A torrential downpour and near gale-force winds notwithstanding, there was 90-plus minutes of positives for the Union against Seattle. An edge in possession and physical brawn led to what looked to be a decisive result on the score sheet. There was even a halftime marriage proposal in Section 123. So how did the Union arrive at a balking 1-1 final at PPL Park on Saturday? "I think at some point we need to realize that we don't have to be afraid to score some goals," said manager Peter Nowak in response to a Union side that hasn't tallied more than one goal in MLS games this season.
April 17, 2011 |
For almost the entire second half, it looked as if the Union were en route to a 1-0 win that was just like their other wins this season: a combination of strong defense and an opportunistic goal. But in the closing moments, the Seattle Sounders tore up the script. Alvaro Fernandez's header in traffic deflected off the right post and past Faryd Mondragon in stoppage time of the second half to give the Sounders a 1-1 draw with the Union at a rain-swept PPL Park. Union manager Peter Nowak expressed disappointment that his team couldn't finish off the win. "At some point, we need to not be afraid to score a second goal," Nowak said.
April 16, 2011 |
For almost the entire second half, it looked like the Union were en route to a 1-0 win that was just like their other wins this season: a combination of strong defense and an opportunistic goal. But in the closing moments, the Seattle Sounders tore up the script. Alvaro Fernandez's header in traffic deflected off the right post and into Faryd Mondragón's net in stoppage time of the second half, giving the Seattle Sounders a 1-1 draw with the Union at a rain-swept PPL Park.
July 2, 2010 |
CHRIS SEITZ, we owe you an apology. Your performance Sunday against Seattle offered a foot-in-mouth moment for your critics. After the first four games this season, some of us considered you a bust. After bad games against D.C. United and Toronto, we considered trading you in for a Knighton in shining armor. At one point, we would've taken Knightman, the lovable, unofficial mascot of the club, with his red, plastic cup and his Elvis shades. At least with Knightman, we know what you're getting.