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Video: Seattle Sounders' 2-1 loss to Saprissa in the CONCACAF Champions League

Two defensive blunders, including goalkeeper Kasey Keller's late howler, allowed Saprissa to overtake the Seattle Sounders, 2-1, and advance to the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals:

By Steve Goff  | October 20, 2010; 8:28 AM ET
Categories:  CONCACAF Champions League, Costa Rica, MLS  | Tags:  CONCACAF  
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Saprissa are MLS killers. MLS teams can't beat them in Costa Rica and they occasionally beat MLS teams in their own homes. Tragic.

Posted by: elfelixg | October 20, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

actually columbus beat them in costa rica last year and a crap united team tied them in costa rica the year before that. Saprissa can rant and rave over this victory but i'm sure sigi rested most of his lineup like he has been doing for the past couple of concacaf games and when they beat United they beat a team that Saprissa coach said "was not the real DC United team" Yeah because Mr. Soehn gave everyone a rest and Zach wells was being zach wells at its best. Marthon should be the only team dissapointed, Seattle Im sure doesn't give a ---.

Posted by: Norteno4life | October 20, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

I put both of those goals on Keller. The first one, he should be telling the defender what's going on (how much time he has on the ball or calling for the ball). He didn't and the defender and keeper weren't on the same page.

The second goal, I can't figure out why he wasn't trying to catch that ball. Doesn't appear to be alot of traffic around him and it was a pretty straight forward shot. But his hands are open and he's looking to parry (sp.) instead of catching or punching.

Posted by: CrippledKeeper | October 20, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

On the 2nd goal, it looks like Keller expected the ball to be higher (by the orientation of his hands). Doesn't he wear glasses and, presumably, contacts? I wonder if he's had an eye exam recently.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | October 20, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

I looked at the video again, 270, and I think you're right. I think he was trying to catch it and misjudged it. Good catch :)

Posted by: CrippledKeeper | October 20, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the Sounders should make him retire.

Posted by: DadRyan | October 20, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Good, I hate the Flounders!!!

Anti-Vamos Flounders!!!

Posted by: 9Nine9 | October 20, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

To be fair to Keller it looks more like a knuckler that dropped just as he was going to punch it. On a play like that he prolly shouldnt have tried to punch it as much as smother it.

Posted by: 9Nine9 | October 20, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

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