Mr. Excitement Fredy Montero Strikes for Seattle Sounders

The Seattle Sounders FC did not wish to offend.  They wanted, though, to be very offensive.

With goals in short supply, the emphasis in practice this week was penetrating the net of the Eastern Conference’s leading team, the New York Red Bulls.  The Red Bulls had yet to taste defeat since moving to their new stadium this season in Harrison, New Jersey.

The issue for coach Sigi Schmid’s Seattle team became increasingly critical after last week’s match against the Western Conference’s pacesetters, the Los Angeles Galaxy.  The 4-0 blanking prompted an embarrassed Sounders management to issue a refund to season ticket holders.

Those fans were provided with a credit applicable for one game in a 2011 season package, costing the club an estimated $1 million.

If there was one Sounders player who felt more embarrassed than anyone in the team’s worst ever home loss last week, it figured to be forward Fre...

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