Seattle Sounders Seek To Reach Sigi Schmid’s 45-Point Plateau

Back when the Seattle Sounders were struggling to stay afloat in the MLS race and beset by injuries, coach Sigi Schmid anticipated a later surge and with it the prospect for entering the playoffs in the manner that the team did in its first year of existence in 2009.

“I think it will take 45 points to ensure a playoff berth,” Schmid said.

Gradually Seattle Sounders FC went to work bettering its position and now it stands on the threshold of achieving Schmid’s goal.  The team stands currently at 11-9-6, which is good for 39 points.

Saturday at 12:30 pm on the familiar Xbox Pitch of Qwest Field, Seattle can take a large step toward playoff status by surmounting the challenge of Toronto FC, one of its closest rivals for an MLS postseason wild card slot.  The Canadian club stands at 8-11-7 with 31 points.  Saturday’s match will be the Sounders’ 30th consecutive sellout.  

After the team’s Thursday wo...

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