Before turning completely to the excitement of the playoffs to come, maybe there should be time for one more look back at the Sounders inaugural regular season ... from the win over New York in March to the win over Dallas in October.
No better way than calling your attention to this wonderful TNT photo gallery..
And that reminds me to belatedly share this, Sounder's coach Sigi Schmid's answer Saturday when asked to look back on the highs and lows of the regular season:
“The low point was definitely the loss in San Jose, the 4-0 loss in San Jose. I don’t like losing games like that. That was just a game where everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. High points have been many. The ability to come back in Chicago, make that 1-1, what I always call those are defining moments that start to build the character of your team. It really started with the opening game, winning 3-0 at home was a huge high point. Going out on our first road game and winning at Toronto, the second best attended team in the league. The comeback in Chicago was something that I’ll remember was a big high point. Going into Houston and coming out with a draw in a very difficult place to play was another high point, another character building thing for our team. This isn’t even a league game but going into Portland, and winning in Portland was a very emotional game. Winning the Open Cup as well. Winning in Kansas City as well to wrap it up. And then the game tonight. All of those have been character building things where we’ve done it different ways. It’s been great.”