Seattle Sounders only need to build some confidence in front of goal before they start to end the poor run of form according to manager Sigi Schmid.
The club have had a disastrous 2016 MLS season as they have averaged just over a point per game so far. The recent 1-0 loss against New York City FC was the second consecutive defeat for the team. More importantly, it means that they are unlikely to rediscover the good form that they enjoyed only a few weeks ago. Only recently, Seattle Sounders managed to comfortably beat DC United before going on to win against Kitsap Pumas in the US open cup.
Frank Lampard opened the scoring for New York City during the weekend. The former Chelsea midfielder is known for scoring a lot of goals even from his position. However, there was a touch of controversy about the goal that he scored on Sunday. This was his second goal in as many games, but Seattle Sounders felt that his goal should have been disallowed for handball.Schmid says that the referee failed to notice that Lampard used his hands inadvertently and this later turned out into an advantage for scoring. Seattle Sounders suffered an early setback through the goal, which was conceded just six minutes from half-time.
Matarrita scored a late goal to make the game safe for New York City FC. “We were all on the same page together, staff and players, and I think we opened them up pretty good in the first half.It’s a matter of continuing to believe in what we’re doing all together and execute it, and hopefully it’ll break. The first goal is a handball goal. But that’s just the way it’s been going. We’ve got to find a way to find our own luck, and we’ve got to find a way to pull ourselves up,” saidSchmid.