I think David is the only one who follows these posts on football. I’ve been struggling with the Swans for a whole month. Manager Garry Monk was pleased with the effort in yesterday’s 2-2 result, but I think two of his key players were nearly invisible, especially on the attack.
After church, I picked up the family and we went to the Sounders big match against the LA Galaxy. I think it was David who asked me to compare MLS with the English Premier League, and I found it hard to do two, three years ago.
Yesterday we had upper deck seats at the stadium, and I was watching things network cameras don’t show as they follow the ball on tv broadcasts. It was interesting to see how the two teams switch formations when moving from defense to possession and back again.
The interesting difference I noticed is that MLS play with the ball was not as crisp as what I see from just about every PL team. They flashed stats at the end of the Sounders match and passing accuracy for both teams was just about 75%. A key MLS match-up between two of the better teams, and live, it didn’t match the excitement I see from, say, Everton-Liverpool this weekend.