This was an amazing game. The Sounders beat the Crew 4:0 in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday. And most amazing was Blaise Nkufo, who despite moving in slow motion, scored a hat-trick. That’s right 3 goals. I just about fell off the couch when he scored the second. I’m not sure I’ve seen him smile before. The pro-Nkufo camp, who uniformly seem to argue that he has “good feet” and is “good off the ball”, were vindicated tonight. His good feet were actually good on the ball. It was a long, long wait, but a great evening. For the sceptics among us, this was certainly enough to give us hope. And I’ll be more than happy to eat my words, crow, whatever, if this, or something similar, continues.