In the past few years the
Sporting Kansas City
through a variety of late winners. Games went from well in the hands of the Midwesterners to become talismanic performances by men who become cult heroes. Fucito, Parke, Rosales and Neagle all overcame odds and finished off a challenging side. Unless that history is in the heads of the Sporks nee Wizards it won't help this evening. It is performances tonight that matter.
One of those performances that could be key is that of Eddie Johnson. KC is a former team of his, which adds to the story, but more importantly, EJ's recent goals aren't coming in wins. His recent combinations with
have been with low throughballs rather than high crosses. If Seattle sticks to this system, particularly facing a replacement centerback in
EJ7 doesn't just have a chance to score, he has an opportunity for a golden performance.
will need one or two golden men. Maybe for the first time since early 2009 when none of MLS knew how good Seattle could be the Sounders are underdogs. Sporting is a better attacking team, a better defensive ...