Leading up to Los Angeles Football Club’s home opener Sunday evening, at least one member of the Seattle Sounders is providing some locker room bulletin board material.
As reported by our colleagues at Sounder at Heart, Sounders’ forward Will Bruin said he would like nothing more than to ruin the opening of Banc of California Stadium.
“They’re opening a new stadium, they want the result, they want a nice easy game. We can go in and play spoiler,” Bruin said. “To be honest, the pressure is on them. It’s their first game in their stadium and they don’t want to open with a loss. That’s what we want them to do.”
In 4 days, #LAFCComesHome.@ToyotaSoCal pic.twitter.com/hWKv7n1EwM— LAFC (@LAFC) April 26, 2018
While the Sounders are coming off a 3-1 home win over Minnesota United, let’s be very clear just who should be speaking out against whom.
Seattle (1-1-3) sit at the very bottom of the MLS Western Conference. Their win over Minnesota was their first league win of the season.
In their five games this season, Seattle has managed just five goals – Bruin has two of those.
Take into account LAFC midfielder Carlos Vela has five goals all by himself while Diego Rossi has four. In fact, four LAFC players have as many, if not more, goals scored this season than Bruin. LAFC has 14 goals as a team this season.
Rome wasn’t build in just a day @LAFC is here to stay and will forever rise pic.twitter.com/MbIv5FKHro— Latif Blessing (@latif_blessing) April 21, 2018
So, there’s that.
Yes, I understand that anything can happen from week to week, but for Bruin to suggest the pressure is on LAFC is somewhat ridiculous. You are talking about a new squad with little to no expectations outside of their own.
Whereas Seattle made it to the MLS Cup final last year after blanking both Vancouver and Houston Dynamo to get there. Now, the team has just one win in five.
Oh, before I forget ... 1-0.
I would think Bruin and the rest of Seattle’s focus should be on themselves and not coming out to talk about ruining a home opener.
Just my thoughts though.
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