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Overlooked and Underloved: Seattle Sounders at New England Revolution

Benny Feilhaber

New England Revolution midfielder Benny Feilhaber (22) moves onto the ball as Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Servando Carrasco (23) leaps over the play during their MLS soccer match in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday night, Oct. 1, 2011. The Sounders defeated the Revolution 2-1. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)


Last week, we told you to watch Montreal-Houston. And bam: 4-2 thriller. So listen, yah?

This week: Seattle enters Gillette. Two teams enter, one team returns. Unless it’s a draw, in which case both teams with sort of return and sort of stay. ANYHOW:

Why? Let us count the ways:
1) The Revs very nearly lost to Toronto FC last week. That’s horrible. They recovered in time to earn a road draw, but the demanding New England crowd won’t stand for last-minute heroics again. They will come out flying where they are 4-1-2 on the year.
2) Kyle McCarthy thinks the Revs have a good shot at winning. Far be it from me to disagree with those dreamy curly locks of his.
3) The Sounders need this. They started 7-1-1 before going 0-4-3, including a crushing loss to Portland last weekend. Gut check time, as the kids say.
4) Can we get a Steve Zakuani sighting?
5) Fredy Montero is suspended (reason: being a moron/jerk) but Eddie Johnson, Eddie Johnson, Eddie Johnson.