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Last week’s U.S. Open Cup Final was another great day to be a Sounders supporter. We were still in the pub when this went up, but we were standing in an unfamiliar location, just to the left of the tifo, and wouldn’t have been able to see it anyway, other than on the big screen. The view was disorienting from the corner, a strange curvature of the earth perspective, with play in the opposite half strangely distant. Luckily for us both goals were in the Brougham end.
The Sounders beat the Whitecaps 3:1 last week in Vancouver to claim the Cascadia Cup. The riot in the tifo is a nod to the Stanley Cup riots earlier in the year. The image is, of course, injured crowd favorite Mauro Rosales. It was a great game to watch. The Whitecaps, again looking a lot better than their league standing suggests, went ahead in the 22nd minute. I’m still not sure how that wasn’t offside. They managed to stay in front for just 11 minutes.
Sounders FC 4, Colorado Rapids 3
It’s been an interesting week to be a Sounders supporter. First an excellent 4:3 win against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday that involved the Sounders coming back from being a goal down, twice – seems like a pattern. In this case it took the Rapids slightly less than a minute to score. But I wasn’t worried. The Sounders have been in such great form lately, aside, of course, from the poor defending that results in the team going behind, typically against the run of play, in the first place.