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Sigi struggles with Sounders' struggling offense

The Sounders are 0-2-1 in their last three league games -- failing to score each time and falling to fourth place in the MLS Western Conference.

Seattle has been outscored 9-0 over its last four games, including the friendly against FC Barcelona. The Sounders haven't scored a goal since a U.S. Open Cup win over Houston on July 21 and haven't scored in league play in more than a month: a 2-1 win over Houston on July 11.

Not surprisingly, that was the area of emphasis today as the Sounders worked out at Starfire. (And part of my story in the Wednesday paper.)

"We've tried to do a lot of finishing with our forwards, let them just work on that, get the confidence, see the ball hitting the net," Schmid said Tuesday. "… Sometimes it's something that ebbs and flows. There are times when goals are harder to come by, and there are times when they're easier to come by; and we just have to be committed to continuing to work until the tide turns again."