Seattle Sounders failed to make it three wins in a row after a 2-0 away defeat against Colorado Rapids. This was a major setback for Brian Schmetzer and his team, who were hoping to narrow the advantage enjoyed by Los Angeles FC. The result also keeps the likes of Minnesota United and San Jose Earthquakes within touching distance of Seattle. It should be remembered that Seattle have not been able to pick up three consecutive victories since the opening month of the campaign. A sequence of two successive wins has been followed by a defeat in three occasions.
“Certainly disappointing. I don’t think it was Colorado. Robin (Fraser) has done a good job and he’s certainly a young coach, but he’s new to this team and we knew his guys were going to be energetic to play, but the struggles were from our side. I don’t think we played up to our potential. The public narrative is certainly, ‘You’re missing guys’. We’re not going to use that excuse in there. I’m going to hold people accountable, starting with myself. When guys come back we’ll establish momentum,” saidSchmetzer.