As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Seattle Sounders boss Schmid thrilled with opening round shutout

Sigi Schmid was delighted his Seattle Sounders side managed to keep a clean sheet in their 2014 MLS season opener on the weekend.

The Sounders recorded a 1-0 victory over reigning champions Sporting Kansas City in front of a healthy crowd of almost 40,000 at CenturyLink Field thanks to Chad Barrett's late winner.

After the match, Schmid spoke glowingly of his side, in particular their defensive efforts against a very dangerous Sporting outfit.

"Obviously I am happy we got the win," he said.

"One of the things we talked about going into the season was we wanted to be a team that would fight, scratch, and do everything we could until the end of the game and today was a good snapshot of that. The guys continued to fight and battle.

"I am very pleased we got a shutout. Shutouts were a little harder to come by at the end of last year than they normally are for our team, so I was pleased with that. I was pleased we played them to zero and pleased we came out with the victory."

The Sounders will next take on Toronto FC with another home fixture next weekend.

 For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tribalfootball



Support Tribal Football with this great deal from our partners ExpressVPN. You get an extra three months free with the 12-month plan (a saving of 49%!). All plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee if you change your mind. Click here to try now, risk-free for 30 days - and support Tribal Football in the process.

Video of the day:

Andrew Slevison
About the author

Andrew Slevison

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free