The defender of Philadelphia Union, Amobi Okugo, has said that Seattle Sounders would win the MLS Cup. Okugo’s own team hasn’t managed to qualify for the play offs, but, the 21 years old defender has backed Seattle Sounders to go all the way. The eight teams which have qualified for the Play offs are New York Red Bulls, Los Angeles Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, San Jose, Seattle Sounders, Houston Dynamo, D.C. United and Kansas City.
When asked which team he thinks would win the MLS Cup, Okugo said, “I would have liked to take the name of my own team, But, unfortunately, we haven’t been able to make it to the play offs. I think Seattle Sounders would win the Championship this time around. They have got a balanced squad and they have played brilliantly in the last few games.”
“The rest 7 teams are also strong ones, but, Seattle is a bit better than them as far as the defense is concerned. Sigi Schmid’s team has got some great defenders and scoring goals fluently against them is not going to be easy for any team.”
“All the teams that have qualified for the play offs are pretty strong and the play off matches are going to be the close ones. It would be great fun to watch those matches. I believe that Seattle will take on New York Red Bulls in the finals and will defeat them.”
When asked about the poor performance of Philadelphia Union in the tournament, Okugo said, “We played well in patches, but, we were not consistent enough. We were expected to do much better, but, unfortunately, we didn’t manage to execute our plans well. Hopefully, we would play better in the next season and qualify for the play offs.”