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.

The game against Rapids witnessed an ongoing disappointment from Seattle, who could only manage two shots on target in the 90 minutes. The first setback came just a few minutes before the break when Andre Shinyashiki scored in the 41st minute. His second of the game came in the second half just when Seattle were hoping for a slice of luck. In the end, Seattle had to lack of three points at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park once again. Schmetzer claimed that the result was very disappointing even if the club without a number of international players, who had been away on international duty. It is quite possible that Seattle may drop to as low as fourth in the table if results go against them.

“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.