I just got back from the Sounders vs. Columbus game. I can’t not comment.
Eddie Johnson needs to learn how to pass to his teammates. Bryan Meredith comes off his line far too much. The defense can’t turn the ball over to the opposing team in our third. Our free kicks looked awful. And for heaven’s sake, we need to be able to pass the ball through the mid-field instead of turning the ball over. The Sounders live and die by the 50/50 ball.
The strong points: other than the free kicks, Fredy Montero combined hustle and skill and turned nothing into something more than once. Flaco got himself into dangerous positions several times. Mauro looks a bit off, but still a solid play-maker.