My New Discernment for the Seattle Sounders FC

Kevin CacabelosSenior Analyst IApril 22, 2009

CARSON, CA - APRIL 18:  Freddie Ljungberg #10 of Seattle Sounders FC walks on the pitch after the MLS match against Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center on April 18, 2009 in Carson, California. Chivas USA defeated Sounders FC 2-0.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Three months later and I still hear people mention, "the post". I am here to tell everyone I regret what I wrote, and I apologize if I offended anyone. Frankly, my eyes have been opened after the first couple games, and I am actually enjoying watching the Sounders.

I'm not super educated on soccer, and I don't understand advanced strategy but watching it is way more exciting than I first presumed.

It's fun to watch the players move the ball around so fluidly. The game is also surprisingly physical. The players do complain and whine a lot, but is that really all that different from any other sport?

Okay, I admit it. I am a giant hypocrite. The other day, someone in my family was trying to start a conversation with me, and I said, "Wait, I want to watch this free kick". That is when I realized that the words I said in January were pointless and dumb. It takes some getting used to, but soccer is a nice change of pace as opposed to watching "the big three" (basketball, baseball, football).

It doesn’t hurt when the Sounders are a winning team either. I had no idea of how good this team was going to be going in. Any expansion team in any sport has a rough first season, usually. The Sounders have asserted themselves as the top team in the MLS.

I'd like to eventually go to a match, but each match has been sold-out, if I'm not mistaken. I'm waiting on one of my many soccer friends to take me to a game...hopefully.

I can understand if you can't forgive me for those words back January. But I am going to admit that I will not be committing myself to learn the technical aspects of the game of soccer, and generally I am also not necessarily crazy for the Sounders or anything.

But I do regret what I said back then.

The only appropriate way to end this article is to say this: The Sounders are relevant.

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