Put Up or Shut Up Time For The Sounders??

By Wesley Chism Jr., BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: May 13, 2010

SEATTLE (BASN) — The Seattle Sounders FC suffered the worst lost in franchise history Saturday afternoon and the sour taste of defeat lingers on.

“We got beat and got beat solidly. Not the kind of game you want to ever repeat again,” stated Coach Schmid.

Everyone was left scratching their heads searching for answers after the conclusion of this match.

Coach Schmid even started showing signs of superstition.

“Remind me to never wear a sport jacket again, it was the first time I’ve worn one and it will be the last time,” jokingly said Coach Schmid.

The truth of the matter is that he could’ve been wearing a Giorgio Armani suit and it wouldn’t have helped the Sounders on this day.

“I’m just can’t wait to get back on the field with my teammates to wipe this terrible experience out of my mind and get this taste out of mouth,” stated forward Steve Zakuani.

“This was definitely a terrible loss and not Sounder soccer,” he continued.

“It’s not time to panic but it is time for some people on this team to wake up and for character to step forward.

We’ve asked some guys to step up and it hasn’t happened so changes are forthcoming,” said Coach Schmid.

“You have to play this game with energy.

We got hammered on the field and they should feel hammered in the locker room.

Our players need to go inside and find their reaction and their inner core.”

Despite the beat down that was occurring on the field not a single fan in attendance (36,273) ever left their seats.

With each Sounder position the anticipation of the possible existed and the applause of encouragement continued until the last Sounder walked through the tunnel.

The Seattle Sounders FC are loved and that’s what made this lost so tough and how deeply it was felt in throughout the organization.

This caused management to do something that I’ve never heard of before and that a few other teams could or should follow their lead.

“That wasn’t Sounders soccer and it was quite frankly embarrassing, humiliating and the fans don’t deserve that,” said Sounders FC owner and general manager Adrian Hanauer.

“The refund will come in the form of a credit against next year’s season tickets.

We want our fans committed for the long haul and we think that this is the right thing to do for our fans.”

This week has been one of the most intense practice sessions that I’ve seen in a long time and there were a few players grabbing their shorts.

“We compete for spots every week and I’ve given some guys a longer leash than others and that leash just tore today, said Coach Schmid.

Well, things are going to get a little more competitive with the signing of defender Jeff Parke.

“We’re excited to have Jeff Parke join the Sounders,” stated Coach Schmid.

“He is a very tough, hard-nosed defender who should help our team’s defensive efforts,” he continued.

The next test for Seattle will come against the New York Red Bulls on Saturday.