Seattle Sounders New Year’s Resolution


The Seattle Sounders are just two months away from the 2015 MLS season. It is also that time of year where we all make “New Year’s Resolutions”. I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time keeping mine. I failed miserably on my resolution for the year 2014. Back to the matter at hand as I am sure none of you care about my personal life.

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  • The Sounders had a relatively successful 2014 MLS season, but I thought it would be a great idea to talk to you–the supporters. I reached out to you about what you would like the Sounders “New Year’s Resolution” to be. I received a few interesting answers but for the most part, the resolutions were reasonable. I’ve taken a few off the answers and put them in the article so you can see what other thought. I also wanted to see what you thought for those of you that did not get a chance to voice their input. Please feel free to comment and let us know what you want for 2015.

    My personal resolution for the 2015 season would be for the Sounders to win MLS Cup as well as the US Open Cup and Supporters Shield. The Treble. Most importantly the team needs to win MLS Cup to get that monkey off of their back.

    Here are some from Facebook:

    "Win MLS Cup and Champion’s League–Teresa Griego"

    "Upgrade Defense–Jason Brennan"

    "A fresh approach to offense with a speedy winger to distribute into the middle–David Gessner"

    Can’t argue with David at all. It would be nice to have that addition. Oh wait, we did but we used him as a right back and now he belongs to Tottenham.

    "It would be nice to win Cascadia Cup–Dave Shamrock"

    I second that Dave.

    "Chad Marshall II to solidify our occasionally lacking backline–Bruce McLeod"

    I like that way you are thinking Bruce. The team definitely needs to find another center back that they can pair with Marshall all year long.

    "Host MLS Cup– Daniel Roe"

    "Top three in least goals allowed. We were ninth in 2014 which isn’t good. The team with the least goals allowed in 2014 won MLS Cup which is the ultimate goal in 2015–Michael Berta"

    Looks like Michael hit the nail right on the head. Well said Michael, well said.

    "New Year’s Resolution is easy. For the regular season to end exactly the same as last year. Best record in all of the MLS is what you strive for each and every year. The MLS cup will be ours very soon if this is the case. A playoff match can be won or lost via luck. Having the best team at the end of the season is not luck.–Brian J. Dilks"

    I also took to Twitter but was not especially successful in getting people to respond. I however was able to get an answer from one of the local sports radio hosts here in Seattle. Take a look at what he had to say:

    The beat writer for the Sounders, Matt Pentz, was kind enough to reply to my request for his opinion. Here is what he had to say:

    "I’d like to see the Sounders sprinkle in some young legs into the rotation.When MLS released its top 24 under 24 list of the league’s best young players, DeAndre Yedlin was the only Sounder to make the cut, and he’s on his way to North London. The back line is in most need of some freshening up, but club standbys all over the field are either on the other side of 30 or getting there.Bringing in guys like Darwin Jones or Jordan Morris, to give a few examples, would give fans something to look forward to in the long run — particularly if the club is willing to take a few more risks and give them some first-team playing time."

    Well there you have it. Did you agree with these resolutions? Were there any missing that you think are important as well? Let us know in the comments.

    Everyone have a safe and Happy New Year.

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