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MLS weekend flashback

Galaxy 4, Sounders 0: 36,273 at Qwest Field
Seattle offers refund to season ticket holders for embarrassing performance. Meantime, MLS goals leader Edson Buddle apologies to L.A. supporters for having the audacity to not score this weekend. On a side note: Hey, Landon, save some of those assists (three Saturday, nine this season) for the World Cup!

Toronto FC 4, Fire 1: 20,060 at BMO Field
Nick LaBrocca's cross/goal hits the jet stream like the runaway balloon in Colorado.

Crew 3, Revolution 2: 10,197 at Columbus Crew Stadium
With roster in tatters, NE Coach Steve Nicol might need to pull on his old Liverpool jersey. (Yes, of course, it still fits.)

Real Salt Lake 3, Union 0: 14,224 at Rio Tinto Stadium
Sometimes you feel sorry for Chris Seitz, sometimes you don't.

FC Dallas 1, D.C. United 0: 10,323 at Pizza Hut Park
Santino Quaranta's MRSA infection no laughing matter. United's goal total this season (four) is.

Earthquakes 4, Red Bulls 0: 9,711 at Buck Shaw Stadium
Bobby Convey three assists in 41 minutes; DCU two in seven games.

Dynamo 2, Chivas USA 0: 12,557 at Home Depot Center
Houston's unbeaten streak vs. Goats goes to 11 (using Nigel Tufnel's accent).

Robbie Rogers' game-winner in stoppage time for the Crew:
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By Steve Goff  |  May 10, 2010; 10:12 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. United , MLS  | Tags: BMO Field, Columbus Crew, D.C. United, Edson Buddle, FC Dallas, MLS, Major League Soccer, Pizza Hut Park, Qwest Field, Real Salt Lake, Toronto FC  
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Comments

Sure, Sounders fans get a one-game credit for next season, but I'm happier with my fridge magnet that was handed to me personally Wednesday. It shows our FO is just as classy as Seattle's.

Posted by: fallschurch1 | May 10, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps DC United can try to bring back some more former players. Lets go find Chino Alegria.

Posted by: godpere | May 10, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

You better sterilize that magnet.

Posted by: Reignking | May 10, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Refunds for embarrassing performances? Even Will Chang couldn't afford that with DCU this season.

Posted by: PrinceBuster21 | May 10, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

So, is there any chance Bradley starts considering Convey for an invite to the World Cup squad camp? He is certainly finding his groove...

Posted by: jnel | May 10, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

As I understand it, Sounders mgmt. is offering a 1 game 'credit' for re-upping your season ticket plan now for next year.

A 1 game out of 20? 22? credit amounts to at most 5% for buying another season's worth.

It's an interesting gesture, but a gesture is all it is, IMHO, and may be coming more from the marketing / ticket office than the technical director, if you follow what I mean.

Posted by: JkR- | May 10, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

As I understand it, Sounders mgmt. is offering a 1 game 'credit' for re-upping your season ticket plan now for next year.

A 1 game out of 20? 22? credit amounts to at most 5% for buying another season's worth.

It's an interesting gesture, but a gesture is all it is, IMHO, and may be coming more from the marketing / ticket office than the technical director, if you follow what I mean.

Posted by: JkR

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I'll give Sounders FC a bit more credit than that. That vast majority of their season ticket base was going to re-up anyway, and their FO knows it, but are giving them this discount/refund anyway.

A marketing/customer relations ploy? Certainly. But it's a smart one.

All we get are fridge magnets and "It Takes More."

Posted by: PrinceBuster21 | May 10, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Too late for Convey.

Posted by: Reignking | May 10, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

We're only seven games in. What happens if the Sounders give up buckets of goals in future games this season? Will they offer more credits? This is good motivation for opponents.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | May 10, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

You say 'marketing ploy', I say 'gesture'.

That's a 50-50 challenge. Seems like we agree.

Posted by: JkR- | May 10, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Seattle and the "refund" offer crack me up.

I congratulate the Sounders on their amazing success (both on and off the field) but...

Hey Sounders FO: Get over yourselves. Yeah you got a marching band but you aren't reinventing the wheel. The marketing thing is clever (but not really as clever as some might think).

Hey Sounderfans: Get over yourselves. yeah you got a marching band but sometimes your boys are gonna have a bad day and stink up that huge (but very filled joint).

It happens. Live with it and move on. The Emerald City won't break off into the ocean and life goes on.

Posted by: yankiboy | May 10, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Bobby Convey has looked posessed these last few game. Dare i mention he looked better than any of our other candidates for left midfield on the National Team? Might as well give him a look as well, would be better than seeing Robbie Rogers or Beasley out there at this point.

Posted by: DCU_VW | May 10, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Was Convey coming off of an injury last year?

Posted by: Reignking | May 10, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Is LD not going to start at LM with (hopefully) Holden on the right and Demps up front?

Posted by: CYork1 | May 10, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

re: Convey

Big fish, meet small pond.

Posted by: Ron16 | May 10, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

14,000 in Rio Tinto? 14,000 what, mosquitos? If we are talking PEOPLE in SEATS, it appeared more like 4,000, not 14,000.

Posted by: Ron16 | May 10, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Sounders ticket credit=Pandering.

If the club continues to suck it'll be just like the Mariners when everybody fell off that bandwagon, and yes disgruntled United fans who had to put up with trolls calling the Open Cup Final ticket discount pandering are laughing their butts off now.

Suck it Sounders.
I'm used to losing with United this season. Any goals scored or games won are an improvement.

Vamos United!

Posted by: DadRyan | May 10, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

I think the ticket refund is brilliant. Raise the price of tickets 5%, then give everyone a 5% discount. They pay the same price next year, but the year after that, ticket price is higher. Any new season ticket holders pay a higher price next year, so those that renew feel like they are getting a good deal.

Posted by: Senor_Funk | May 10, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Convery wouldn't make my MLS XI. No way should he be considered for the Nats for the WC.

I'm glad that he is playing better and I hope that he has more good days to come.

But enough with Ives or even the soccer minds here suggesting that Bobby should even be in the discussion.

Posted by: yankiboy | May 10, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Pandering, marketing, whatever. Sounders gave more "refunds" this weekend than Colorado and Kansas City have sold tickets this year.

Posted by: realityczar | May 10, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Maybe if you're in last place in your conference after 7 matches, it should be mandatory to fire your coach. Then we could get Sigi.

Posted by: dccal | May 10, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Completely agree with the Convey shouldn't be considered for the Nats sentiment. Though I would rather see him than Adu. At least Booby has been a good player for a professional team ever.

Posted by: Dancy1 | May 10, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

I think the ticket refund is brilliant. Raise the price of tickets 5%, then give everyone a 5% discount. They pay the same price next year, but the year after that, ticket price is higher.
Posted by: Senor_Funk
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Uhm, I'm no math wiz, but if you raise the price 5%, then give a 5% discount, you do not end up with the "same exact price".

Posted by: flike | May 10, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

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