Meanwhile, I guess it's time to look ahead to Columbus' visit: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Qwest Field, KING 5.
Here's a quick summary from the league:
Columbus Crew at Seattle Sounders FCSigi Schmid has yet to lose to his former club while in charge of Sounders FC. The teams played to a 1-1 draw in the first meeting in May in Seattle last year, then Sounders FC came away from Crew Stadium with a 1-0 win on Oct. 3.The Crew have won two games this season, both by shutout – and both have come without reigning MLS Defender of the Year Chad Marshall. Marshall missed the RSL with a hamstring strain, and another centerback, Danny O’Rourke, was suspended.After Robbie Rogers was fouled in the box, Guillermo Barros Schelotto offered him the chance to take the penalty. But Schelotto ended up taking it and converted – his first penalty of the season, at FC Dallas, was saved (though he knocked in the rebound). With a second road game in four days, Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid made six changes for the game in Toronto. Four players made their first start of the season: Patrick Ianni, Sanna Nyassi, Nathan Sturgis and Tyson Wahl. Brad Evans started up top with Freddie Ljungberg, his first start at forward with Seattle.
Here's a link to the Crew website.
And a link to the Covering the Crew blog from the Columbus Dispatch.