Thursday, March 25, 2010
MLS Opener- Sounders FC over Philadelphia Union
While I was at the game, I picked up a Sounders FC scarf. This is an old tradition that dates back to the olden times in Europe--I am glad that the Americans are joining in on the fun. I'm excited to add this one to my collection (which currently consists of Seoul FC from South Korea).
Now that I have begun my "coaching" career and have taken some coaching clinics, I have become more observant of the actual game itself. Being solely a fan has drifted to the background, while I contemplate different tactics during the game of what the players should or shouldn't have done. In my opinion, the player of the match was #11 Steve Zakuani. Although he did not score any of the goals (2-0) he was the play maker for both and for other key plays that almost resulted in a score. Teams can use players that can make the big crosses and in turn they are extremely valuable. Zakuani was a pleasure to watch the whole game as he chose the right options when the Sounders had numbers up attacking. I look forward to seeing if he continues this level of play throughout the rest of the season. Go Sounders!!!